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Skimming the news ... Island youths star in high school football ... page 14.


h Anna Maria



The


Islander


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


Island


pharmacy


robbed of


2,750 pills
By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
Someone took 2,750 class-III nar-
cotic pills Oct. 1 from the Eckerd Store
at 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Eckerd Manager John Allen told
Holmes Beach Police Officer Henry
Frappier he went to the store at 6 a.m.
before opening at 8 a.m. and didn't no-
tice anything out of the ordinary, but
when he went to the pharmacy at 9:30 to
make change for a $50 bill, he discov-
ered caplets scattered on the floor be-
hind the pharmacy register. Allen said
that the pharmacy area was still locked
when he entered.
The pharmacist, Boris Dominis, ar-
rived at 9:45 a.m. Dominis told Frappier
that the pills on the floor were
hydrocodone bitartrate with acetami-
nophen in dosages of 500, 750, and
1,000 milligrams. Dominis said the drug
is a class III narcotic.
Police believe the suspect gained
entry by sliding under the pharmacy's
security gate and exited the' same way.
The suspect apparently filled his pockets
with pills and threw the bottles away,
because it would have been obvious if
someone had tried to exit the store with
the large bottles, police said.
Holmes Beach Detective Sgt.
Nancy Rogers said there are two sus-
pects in the case. but no arrests have
been made.
"We're waiting to receive a finger-
print analysis from the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office lab before making an
arrest," said Rogers.
An aisle-by-aisle search of the store
turned up two empty bottles in the aisle
directly in front of the pharmacy.
Allen said most of the customers in
the store that morning were the usual pur-
chasers of the Sunday paper. Allen added
that there was a younger man in his late
20s or early 30s in the store that morning
who approached him and asked to use the
rest room. The man was approximately 6
feet. 1 inch tall, of thin build with short
dark brown hair and dark clothing.
Liz Evans, the clerk at the front reg-
ister, said she saw a subject fitting that
description leave the store. The man had
purchased a fruit drink. Evans said he
was wearing a navy blue shirt with some
type of red patch or badge over the left
side, but she did not see the suspect en-
ter the store.
Allen said the store was secure
when he first entered at 6 a.m.


ISLANDER


Volume 8,


Get ready to roll
Shane Pelkey and Majka Beard are set to compete in the potato lige,. part of/the
"2000 Potato Olympic's at Anna Maria Elementary School. For more aboiit ihe
tim, see inside. Islander Plhoto: Diana Bogman.


Maloney: Island needs


hurricane phone line


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
The Island needs a special phone
line for use during a hurricane and the
phone should be answered by a real per-
son, not a recording, said Commissioner
Don Maloney at a Holmes Beach work
session Sept. 26.
The need for a special phone line
used specifically for the purpose of an-
swering residents' questions during a
hurricane came to Maloney's attention,
he said, when Hurricane Gordon arrived
at Anna Maria Island Sunday Sept. 17
and there was no one was around city
hall to answer calls.
Callers are connected to voice mail


recordings when they call Holmes
Beach City Hall during weekends. Call-
ers can reach the police dispatcher and
the fire department on weekends, but in
the event of a catastrophic storm, em-
ployees in those departments would be
busy with emergency calls and wouldn't
have time to answer residents' questions
about what to do in a hurricane,
Maloney said.
"Hurricane Gordon arrived on a
weekend. The cities of Anna Maria and
Bradenton Beach did not answer the
phone at all, but the most terrifying

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School


reacts to


kidnap


threat
By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondant
The reality of today's world is that
someone may willingly choose to cause
a child harm. That reality came calling
at Anna Maria Elementary School on
Wednesday, Oct. 5.
School secretaries Cheryl Bennett
-and Candice Shields received a phone
call from a man threatening to kidnap a
male student. The caller identified him-
self as a principal of a fictitious elemen-
tary school and proceeded to explicitly
explain his plans to harm a child.
No child was specifically singled out
by the caller, according to Bennett and
Shields, and the staff reacted quickly to
ensure the safety of all students.
Principal Tim Kolbe immediately
phoned the police department and his
supervisor at the school's district office,
Dr. Tom Walker. The school district's
risk management department keeps
track of such incidents, and was able to
later confirm that Abel Elementary
School had also received a similar call
the same cday.
As the schools compared notes, it
SEE KIDNAP, NEXT PAGE



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N.W., Bradenton.
One-day Boat Smart course at
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71st St. N.W., Bradenton.
Monday Oct. 16
Democratic Club luncheon at
noon at the Beach House Restaurant,
200 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach will
feature local political candidates.
DeSoto National Memorial Park
Ranger Paul Carson will speak at the
Anna Maria Historical Society rieeirg
at Anna Maria City Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday Oct. 14,15
St. Armands Art Festival on St.
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PAGE 2 0 OCTOBER 11, 2000 T THE ISLANDER


Anchorage answer may be state-county-city deal


By Paul Roat
Extending the city limits of Bradenton Beach into
the surrounding waters continues to inch its way along,
currently with a new wave of possibilities.
City commissioners are pursuing entering into
an agreement with Manatee County and the State of
Florida to take over authority of an area south of the
Bradenton Beach City Pier in Anna Maria Sound.
The area is home to a dozen or more vessels which
have been the focus of resident concern for the past
year.
City limits end at the high tide line in Bradenton
Beach, providing the city with no authority to police
the area into the surrounding waters. Now, Mayor Gail
Cole said he is entertaining a plan that would have
Manatee County enter into a management agreement
with the state. Bradenton Beach would then enter into
an interlocal agreement with Manatee County to regu-
late what goes on in the anchorage area,
"It's quicker and less involved," Cole said of the
management agreement.
An earlier suggestion for managing the waters off
Bradenton Beach called for the city to extend the
boundaries through a special act of the Florida Legis-
lature. Required for that action would be approval by
the local legislative delegation, approval by the Florida
House of Representatives, approval by the Florida Sen-
ate and approval by Gov. Jeb Bush.
The management agreement would be more of a


Deputy clerk leaving

in Bradenton Beach
Almost five years to the day after she began, Lea
Ann Bessonette is retiring as deputy city clerk in
Bradenton Beach.
"My five years as deputy clerk has been one of en-
lightenment and joy," Bessonette, 63, said, "but I feel
it is time to close one chap-
'ter in the book and open an-
other."
"It has been a pleasure to
"i ,work under your direction,"
she added in a letter to City
Clerk Pat Grizzle.
Bessonette's last day at
city hall will be Oct. 18.
She began work in city
Bessonette hall Oct. 12, 1995, having
moved to the Island a year
earlier. She is a former executive in retail businesses in
Indiana and Atlanta, where her work included stints
with Saks Fifth Avenue and Casual Corner.
Bessonette will continue to live in Bradenton Beach.
"I'm sure I can speak for the citizens of Bradenton
Beach when I say that Lea Ann will be sorely missed in
city hall," City Clerk Grizzle said. "She has been a valu-
able asset and friend to me and I wish her all the best."
Grizzle said she intended to temporarily fill the
vacated deputy clerk position with two temporary
workers.

Kidnap threat scares Island school
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
became clear that the same caller had victimized them.
Although it appeared to officials that the call could be a
prank because the two schools are first on the alphabeti-
cal list, every precaution was taken to get students home
safely.
"You never can take a chance in a situation like this,"
said Kolbe. "I took the call as a threat to all our kids."
Kolbe, Bennett, Shields and school guidance counse-
lor Cindi Harrison worked quickly to notify all parents and
staff of the impending situation. Teachers received e-mail
messages and a letter was drafted to send home to parents.
Shields and Bennett took on the task of calling the
parents of every student who walks or rides a bike
home in order to arrange for someone to meet the child
at school.
"None of our walkers or bike riders left here that
day without a parent or guardian," said Harrison.
Before they left, students were reminded about ac-
tions to take if approached by a stranger. Fourth and fifth
graders were informed about the situation by Harrison and
Kolbe, but some younger students learned about it by
reading the letter handed out for their parents.


bureaucratic matter between the staffs of Manatee
County and the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection.
City commissioners unanimously agreed to pro-
ceed with investigating the management agreement
proposal.
The boundary issue first arose in 1994 when a
problem with dangerous interactions between swim-
mers and personal watercraft developed. At the time,
commissioners shelved the expansion proposal due to
police concerns involving enforcement of city laws into
the new city area without benefit of a boat.
Now, with a personal watercraft at the police
department's disposal, those concerns appear to have
been lifted.
The new issue is the boat anchorage off the south-
ern end of the city. Although the area has been a cus-
tomary site to keep boats for decades, in the past few
years the number of boats moored there has grown
from a few to nearly 20 at times.
City commissioners have obviously been torn on
the anchorage matter. Cruising boaters bring revenue
to businesses on Bridge Street and add a marine ambi-
ence to the community. However, liveaboard boaters
are often blamed for litter, thefts and other undesirable
elements.
The city is not alone in its anchorage problem:
communities throughout Southwest Florida have
wrestled with boater and waterfront homeowner con-


frontations for years. In an effort to reach a solution, a
Southwest Florida Regional Harbor Board was formed
about five years ago. The board comprises members
from Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier
counties. It also has members from Boaters Action &
Information League, Florida Sea Grant, Southwest
Florida Regional Planning Council and the West Coast
Inland Navigation District.
Representatives from those organizations appeared
in Bradenton Beach last May to discuss anchorage
problems and offer assistance in working toward solu-
tions for the city.
Tom Ankersen, an attorney with the Center for
Governmental Responsibility from the University of
Florida, said at the time that the possible solution to the
city-limit issue would be designation of the area as a
management agreement under the control of Bradenton
Beach.
Dr. Gus Antonini, with the University of Florida
and Sea Grant, conducted an inventory of the
Bradenton Beach area in August to determine seagrass
coverage, water depths, anchorability and other factors
to determine how many or if boats should be
maintained there. His report is expected soon.
"It can be a magnet to your city," Antonini said of.
an anchorage area. "If it's hospitable to cruising boat-
ers, it's a plus for a community, but it will need
shoreside access, a dock for small boat storage, and
other shoreside amenities."


Island Players begin 52nd season with 'Dearly Departed'
Marguerite (Jo Kendall) lets Royce (Buddha Collier) have it while they wind their way through the woods in
Royce's Jeep. The Island Players kick off their 52nd season Friday, Oct. 13, with the hilarious machinations
of a dysfunctional family in "Dearly Departed." Set in the rural Southern backwoods, the doings leading up to
a family funeral will have audiences roaring with laughter. Island Players theater is at the corner of Gulf
Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Curtain time is 8 p.m. The play runs through Sunday, Oct. 22. Sunday
matinees are at 2 p.m. The theater is quiet Mondays. Tickets are $12. The box office can be reached at 778-
5755, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an hour before performances.

Harrison said most students handled the situation
very well. "There were a few students that were scared
to get off at their bus stop. We made a point of assur- Hurricane phone line pending?
ing worried students of their safety before they left the CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
school."
Chief Jay Romine of the Holmes Beach Police thing was that Holmes Beach answered with a re-
Department personally escorted the Bradenton Beach cording," Maloney said.
bus and arranged for officers to be near all Island Mayor Carol Whitmore said when a hurri-
school bus stops cane threatens the area, she faxes information
"We're fortunate that we are a small school," concerning Island road conditions to television
Kolbe said. "It allowed us to rally together quickly, to stations and newspapers in the area.
notify parents of the situation and to provide a presence "If Gordon had come here at full force, I per-
on campus with our staff to keep a watch over things." sonally would have been at city hall answering
Harrison credits Kolbe for remaining "steady at the the phone," said Commission Chairman Roger
helm." There is no protocol in place giving schools a Lutz.
step-by-step outline in handling threatening phone The commission will continue discussing the
calls, she said. need for a special "hurricane" phone line at a
The school is now considering acquiring a tele- future work session.
phone caller identification system. _


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Bradenton woman charged with


heroin possession on Bridge Street


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
Janet S. Berman, 27, of Bradenton, was arrested
Oct. 3 at approximately 2:03 a.m. for possession of a
controlled substance, giving a false name and posses-
sion of paraphernalia.
Bradenton Beach Police Officer William Knight
was dispatched to the 100 block of Bridge Street on
suspicion of possible prostitution activity. When he
arrived, Knight said, he spoke to a woman who stated
the suspect had been going from the Sports Lounge to
the city pier women's restroom multiple times with
different men. The informant then pointed out the sus-
pect, a white female.
When Knight talked to Janet S. Berman, 27, she
was very nervous, he said, and he asked her to keep her
hands in full view. When she continued nervously han-
dling her purse, the officer asked permission to search
the purse to see if she had a weapon.
Berman told Knight that she would remove the
items from the purse. Then she grabbed a large dark-
colored object from the purse and quickly shoved it


into the back of her pants. Knight asked Berman to
remove the object from her pants, but she refused.
At that time, Knight said he observed an object
sliding down Berman's pant leg to the ground.
Knight picked up two spoons and a chunky white
substance.
Berman attempted to kick the spoons under the
patrol car and grind the white substance into the road-
way with her foot, Knight said.
Berman resisted arrest and tried to kick Knight as
he attempted to handcuff her, he said.
She requested that a female officer search her to
recover items still in her pants. Later when Deputy
Kim Smith searched Berman, she recovered two
more spoons, three needles and more pieces of the
white substance, which later tested positive for
heroin.
At the Manatee County Jail it was discovered that
Berman had given police a false name of Amanda L.
Whitaker, 24. The suspect's legal name is Janet S.
Berman, 27.
All of the evidence was placed into a property file.


THE ISLANDER U OCTOBER 11, 2000 U PAGE 3

Meetings


Anna Maria City
Oct. 12, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning commission
meeting.
Oct. 19, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
None scheduled.
Holnes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Oct. 11, 1 p.m., Island Emergency Operation Meeting,
CANCELED.
Oct. 16, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Orga-
nization, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Oct. 18, 12:30 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials
meeting, Anna Maria City Hall.


Free beach access signs coming to Holmes Beach


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
The Pai-ks and Beautification Committee recently
voted to accept free beach access signs from the Florida
Coastal Management Program.
The signs are distributed free of charge to inter-
ested local governments across the state.
Each reflective aluminum sign will be customized
for Holmes Beach.
The committee agreed that all beach access signs
should match, and to replace old ones with the new,
free ones. Joe Duennes. superintendent of public
Works, agreed to do an audit of all beach access areas


to determine where signs were needed.
Committee liaison and City Commissioner Roger
Lutz said it was a good thing to let everyone know
where the beach accesses are, and certainly if there are
any near bus stops, but the committee should not cause
a parking problem with the signs, he said.
In 1995 a public access study found that only 35
percent of access points on publicly owned lands are
adequately marked.
To the beachgoer, this statistic translates into re-
stricted access to a public resource.
Uniform beach access signs allow tourists and resi-
dents to easily recognize appropriate points of access to


the beach. In the process, they help steer visitors away
from inappropriate routes where their presence may dis-
turb nearby landowners and businesses, as well as harm
fragile dunes, vegetation, and endangered species.
Less than 1 percent of residents in Florida's coastal
counties own oceanfront property. The other 99 per-
cent, as well as tourists from non-coastal areas and
from inland hotels and campgrounds, depend upon
public access points to reach the coast. Finding exactly
where all these points are located can be a difficult
challenge for those who want to spend the day at the
beach. Many public beach access ways are underused
because no one knows they exist.


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Park structure or landscaping priority in Holmes Beach?


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
Members of the Holmes Beach Parks and Beauti-
fication Committee met Oct. 4 to discuss beautification
projects.
Top priorities for members were completion of city
landscaping and construction of a gazebo or pavilion
near city hall.
Committee liaison/City Commissioner Roger Lutz
said building a structure at the city hall park should take
top priority because donations are now available to pay
for it.
Committee member Donna Toner said landscaping
should be at the top of the list because the committee
began that project last year and needs to complete it
first.
Last year, the committee began landscaping spe-
cific areas around the city. The project, called "Adopt-
a-Spot," encourages individuals or groups to select a
designated area of city property, landscape it and main-
tain its appearance throughout the year.
Committee chairman Jim Gloth presented pictures
of "'Adopt-a-Spot" which are currently being land-
scaped or in need of landscaping. He took the concept
of "Adopt-a-Spots" a step further when he suggested
the committee offer some type of award program for
best-landscaped businesses.
The city's first priority should be to build a struc-
ture in the city park, Lutz said, because donated funds
are now available specifically for that purpose. Lutz
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park.
Toner said the pirate ship on city hall grounds
should be hidden from view.
When the park structure is completed a fence and
landscaping will hide the ship from view along with
other items used by public works, Lutz said.
That area of city hall property can be organized
after the gazebo or pavilion is completed, said Super-
intendent of Public Works Joe Duennes.
Committee members looked at pictures of gazebos
and pavilions which committee member Priscilla
Seewald brought in for their review. Seewald said she
admires a tin-roofed gazebo on Gulf Drive in
Bradenton Beach because it has a tropical style.
That tin-roofed gazebo was designed by Eatman &
Smith Architecture of Bradenton Beach, Lutz told the
committee, and he has asked the firm to submit a de-


Citizens shouldn't ask for re-entry tags within
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She was referring to the fact that several
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sign for the proposed Holmes Beach structure. That
design will be ready to review this week, Lutz said.
Seewald said citizens have told her recently they
would prefer a pavilion at the park, rather than a ga-
zebo. A pavilion is generally considered larger than a
gazebo, she said.
Maloney questioned the larger cost involved in
building a pavilion. Lutz said that cost doesn't matter
in this case because construction of a structure in the
city park will be paid for by donations.
Previously anonymous benefactor Ed Hall was in-
troduced by Chairman Gloth at the September meeting.
Hall was not present at the Oct. 4 meeting.
Lutz and Maloney agreed that the proposed gazebo
or pavilion for the city park is still in the planning
stages, and before anything is finalized, the design must
be approved by the parks and beautification commit-
tee as well as the city commission.


Island Sept. 17.
"When a storm is approaching, the police dis-
patcher is too busy answering calls to hand out
tags," said Haas-Martens.
In the event of an evacuation, re-entry tags
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Torres seeks equality within Holmes Beach law


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
He just wants equal treatment according to the law,
Fernando Torres told Holmes Beach City Commissioners
at a work session Sept. 12.
Torres requested that the city ensure unencumbered
access to his property at 3805 Second Ave. via Second
Avenue.
However, commissioners expressed concern that
Torres may consider Second Avenue as a driveway to his
property.
As city property, Second Avenue may be used by all,
commissioners said. It is an unpaved platted street, and is
not used as a thoroughfare.
Torres told commissioners that tents, chairs and pic-
nic tables often block his entry on Second Avenue due to
the fact that the Aquarius Beach Resort uses it for a lounge
area.
The problem for Torres arises out of the fact that Sec-
ond Avenue appears to most people to be a part of the
beach, said Commission Chairman Roger Lutz, and it hap-
pens to be near a particularly beautiful spot that is popu-
lar for weddings and parties.
On one occasion, Torres said he found the street
blocked with lounge chairs on a carpet of natural grass and
beach sand, and on some occasions, a tent stays up for
days at a time.
Second Avenue runs south from the parking lot of the
Manatee County Public Beach at 4000 Gulf Drive.
Torres's property is between 38th and 39th streets on Sec-
ond Avenue.
In order to access his property via Second Avenue,
Torres drives south from the public beach, west of the
Aquarius Beach Resort at 105 39th St.
"He's got no legal right to that street whatsoever. His
legal entrance is on 38th Street." said Aquarius owner
John Pace in a telephone interview. Pace and his wife have
owned the Aquarius Beach Resort for 10 years.
"I have no parking on the other street, so I have to go
through Second Avenue to park," Torres told commis-
sioners.
Torres said that when he complained to police about


items blocking Second Avenue, they told him the code
enforcement officer had given the Aquarius permission to
utilize the area.
But Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich
said he did not give Pace permission to place items in the
street. Wunderlich told Pace to move items from the road-
way and to bring chairs in at night, he said. But Pace said
Torres drove over a chair that was leaned up against the
Aquarius wall, Wunderlich said.
"From a police standpoint, we'd love to see this dis-
pute solved between the two property owners," said Po-
lice Chief Jay Romine.
"We have a great reputation with all our neighbors
except the Torreses," said Pace, adding that Torres dis-
plays rude behavior in front of Aquarius guests and drives
recklessly around the property.
Pace said he filed a police report in July when persons
attending a family reunion with Commissioner Pat Geyer
filed notarized statements about an "unprovoked verbal
attack" by Torres toward Pace's wife.
"I have attempted to get along," said Torres.
In order to document and strengthen his current plea,
Torres presented pictures to the commissioners showing
tents, picnic tables, and beach chairs blocking Second
Avenue, and cited several other requests he has made for
unencumbered access.
Torres gave the commission a letter Mayor Carol
Whitmore wrote to Pace in July 1999 stating Second
Avenue was to remain unobstructed.
"We were informed that a wedding was held close to
or on the beach on Second Avenue which blocked the
street. As you know, this is not permitted," Whitmore
wrote.
"It must be used as a roadway or vacated," said As-
sistant Superintendent of Public Works Bill Saunders,
"and, if vacated, it becomes a right of way for the
Aquarius, the adjacent property owner."
"What he's trying to do is get a piece of free prop-
erty," said Lutz.
"No sir, I'm not," said Torres.
Another thing the city could do, said Saunders, is to
sell Torres a 25-foot strip within a 50-foot strip of road.


"He doesn't want to pay," said Lutz.
"I wish you had solved this before you bought this
place," said Maloney, referring to the dispute between
Torres and Pace.
"My parents bought the place years ago. They've
been here since 1947 and I've been very comfortable here,
but I'm now finding myself uncomfortable," said Torres.
"It's a nice piece of property, right next to the public
beach," said Lutz.
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger said there are
three alternatives: pave part of the street, vacate the street,
or undedicate the street. He suggested directing city staff
to look into it before asking Torres to appear at another
work session.
"Tell us what you want us to do, Mr. Torres," said
Lutz.
"I ask that the city treat us within the law," said
Torres.
"One way or another, we will come up with a solu-
tion," said Lutz.
Pace asked the city to vacate Second Avenue at the
Oct. 10 commission meeting.



Progress on new

Anna Maria Post Office
The final walk through on the new Anna
Maria Post Office is coming up within the next
couple of weeks.
Postmaster Ron Smith said he expects to
be in the new building before Christmas.
The move will not cause a disruption in
service. It will take place on the weekend with
the help of the regular postal staff and tempo-
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Smith said the new facility has been built
to South Florida codes. All openings have spe-
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water would have to rise at least eight feet be-
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Opinion


Every day is a safe day
It's not just wishful thinking.
Staff at the Anna Maria Elementary School make
keeping students safe a daily effort. It's almost a natu-
ral instinct.
Last week staff, teachers, students and their parents
went through a scary time due to a threatening phone
call to the school.
But. "our Island school" and Principal Tim Kolbe
reacted quickly, appropriately and with concern for all
involved.
They undertook a seemingly impossible task, to
notify all parents and guardians of student walkers and
bike riders to insure a safe trip home. Bus riders saw
Island police officers at their bus stops. No student left
school without an escort.
Students at the Island school have always been
encouraged to go straight home from school. They are
specifically assigned a way to get home and, in order
to ride a different bus or use an alternative transporta-
tion method, parents must notify the school in writing.
Students are also exposed to preventive programs
through their daily curriculum. They learn about safety
and making wise choices with programs like Safe Kids,
Stranger Danger and Good Touch, Bad Touch. The
school will be adding a new program soon called Cool
Cat, which will address solving social conflicts within
peer groups.
Parents have also been asked to contribute to cam-
pus safety. Soon all staff and visitors will be required
to wear an identification badge while on campus. Fre-
quent visitors can apply at the school office for a per-
manent badge; otherwise you must sign in at the school
office for a temporary badge.
On a district-wide level, safety issues are also on
the agenda. The School Critical Incident Response Plan
is presently under revision. This plan gives schools an
up-to-date safety plan for handling emergencies such
as guns on campus or bomb scares.
At all levels of the playing field, it seems safety is
a priority for everyone at Anna Maria elementary
School.
And, thankfully so.

On a lighter note
We just couldn't help but get a kick out of Holmes
Beach Commissioner Don Maloney's suggestion to
create a hurricane hot line for the city a phone line
to answer resident's questions in the event of approach-
ing storm activity.




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be a help.
As it is now, in Holmes Beach, the phone is always
answered by a "voice mail" recording, and you must


By Egan


listen to the message to get beyond the message.
For Maloney's edification, we're told the clerks in
Bradenton Beach manned the city phones during the
threat of Hurricane Gordon.


Pedestrians, drivers
both in dire need of help
The crosswalks, you know, those white-striped
zones on the roads, are a good idea gone bad through
the short-sighted vision of the people who invented
them. Actually, these crosswalks are cheap attempts by
someone to take credit for a good deed. And when it
fails, someone can blame it on the driver.
Let's save some money and just put some stripes
on the road at intersections and call them stoplights.
Let's save some money and just put a white line at
intersections in place of stop signs.
Getting the picture?
When I was a kid at Gorrie Elementary School in
Tampa we had crossing guards called patrol leaders
who dropped a flag on a long bamboo pole to stop cars
for children crossing the road after the driver had seen
a warning sign with a flashing light.
Not to mention the neat speed limit signs we had
hanging from a chain leading out toward the center of the
road, which made a great dangling target for playing me-
dieval knight charging the signs with the bamboo pole (for
which I got suspended from patrol leader).
I am not rude, I just don't always see quickly
enough the pedestrians standing in the grass, usually far
away from these wonderful crosswalks.
Doug Dowling, Anna Maria

Curiosity times two
I have recently returned from a wonderful vacation
on your Island. I especially enjoyed walking the beach
at Bean's-Point. However, I am curious about one
thing. How do the turtles know to lay their eggs be-
tween the stakes and the ribbon?


I had the same trouble on my visit to Ireland when
I wondered why they built so many castles close to the
roads.
My wife thinks I should get out more.
What do you think?
Sheldon A. Maskin, Endicott, NY.

Mayor thanks beautifiers
As mayor of Holmes Beach I would like to express
my thanks to the citizens and volunteers for all the ac-
tivities in which they have participated.
Recently while driving by city hall I observed these
individuals working on the butterfly garden and would
like to express my appreciation for a job well done.
Also driving throughout the city, I have noticed the
beautification of our adopted traffic islands and the
citizens who have come forward to help make our city
something to be proud of.
Please stop and take note of the individuals who
donate their time and money. If you should see them,
thank them for their efforts.
Carol Whitmore, mayor, Holmes Beach

Charlie's cat crusade praised
Charlie Guy and I have never met, but I would like
to add my name to the list of his admirers. What a re-
sponsible way to handle the problem of cats who are
loose, homeless and hungry. And, in addition to his
feeding them, he has them spayed so they will not pro-
duce another generation with the same problem.
It seems to me that we should not only applaud
Charlie's actions, but try to help him. I stand ready. If there
is some contribution I can make which will help these poor
helpless animals and Charlie, please let me know.
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THE ISLANDER 0 OCTOBER 11, 2000 0 PAGE 7


Anna Maria's Islander Market a work in progress


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Work is progressing on the new Islander Market in
preparation for an Oct. 15 opening. The former IGA
market in "downtown Anna Maria" is stripped to the
walls inside. A new floor is being laid and painters are
at work transforming the former grocery store into an
"antique market."
According to owner Dan Nevis, the market has
room for 28 stalls and many are already spoken for. He
said he plans to leave the room open so people "can
peek in the windows and see all the way to the back."
The term "antique" has come to be a vague defini-
tion for all sorts of things, according to Nevis, and all
sorts of things will be found in his market.
There will be a lot of mid-20th century furniture,
including two round, royal blue, velvet chairs with



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graceful wooden legs that are situated at the front of the
store. Nevis put the chairs in a grouping with a tilt-top
table and uses the arrangement for meetings. It looks
like a 1940s movie set and it wouldn't be surprising to
see Claude Rains step into view.
Nevis and partner Melissa Lazzara are both certi-
fied gemologists. They'll be offering antique jewelry
for sale and will be doing appraisals.
Several spaces are taken by a dealer specializing in
vintage and newer nautical prints, sailboats and ships,


Nevis said. This dealer also markets his wares in Bar
Harbor, Maine. Another booth has been rented by,
friends of a Dallas, Texas, wildlife artist and they'll be
selling her works.
Nevis and Lazzara plan to host special events at
Islander Market such as jewelry trunk shows, sidewalk
sales, and antique appraisal events styled after the
popular PBS series, "Antiques Roadshow."
For more information, call Nevis or Lazzara at the
Market at 779-2501.


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Keep on truckin'
The Carlbert family racing team stands next to some of the oval-track racers they'll soon put into competition
at DeSoto Speedway in east Manatee County. The business sponsored an open house Oct. 7 with cars and
trucks from the speedway on view. Island Starter and Alternator owner Bill Carlbert Sr., far right, of Anna
Maria said racing has been a family tradition for some time. Two of his children, daughter Jaime and Bill Jr.,
have been racing stock cars since they were e age 10. From left to right the Carlberts are Cody, Bill Jr., David,
Jaime and Bill Sr.


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Charter change on Nov. 7 ballot in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Changes in Bradenton Beach's enabling laws will
go before voters in the general election Nov. 7.
City commissioners unanimously approved plac-
ing the matter before the voters. Probably most contro-
versial of the revisions is one that drops the runoff elec-
tions for mayor. The current charter calls for mayoral
candidates to face off in a runoff election if a candidate
does not receive more than 50 percent of the vote. The
change would have the top vote-getter elected, a move
review committee members said would save the city
money in election costs.
Most of the other changes are minor word changes
or clarifications in language. The charter does correct
an error regarding election dates, calling for city com-
mission and mayor elections to be held the first Tues-
day following the first Monday in November, rather
than the current language of "the first Tuesday in No-
vember." The change adheres to state and federal elec-
tion practices.
The charter changes also accelerate when newly
elected officers can take office. New electees currently
take office on the second Monday in December; the
change would have them take office on the second
Monday following the election.
Probably the most controversial of the proposed
changes will not be included in the upcoming question.
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roughly 40 feet high.
City Attorney Alan Prather said the building height
limitation "is not appropriate to include in the charter.
It should be in the city's comprehensive plan." Prather
added he had concerns that if the building height was
challenged in court it could be viewed as being inap-
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"I'm just afraid some hired guns could shoot the
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charter to make any changes in the future more dif-
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"I'm concerned that we may get another Perico
here in Bradenton Beach," resident Dick Griffin said in
support of the mayor's proposal.
Commissioners agreed to further look into adding
the matter to the charter, perhaps in time for the No-
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THE ISLANDER 0 OCTOBER 11, 2000 0 PAGE 9


Contract pay proposed for special police services


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine asked city
commissioners at a meeting last week to amend a city
ordinance that requires time-and-a-half pay for special
police services. Romine asked the commissioners to
approve paying for special police services through a
contract agency instead.
The $18 per hour Holmes Beach now pays for spe-
cial service does not add up to time and a half for some
of the officers, Romine said.
The rate of pay for officers on special duty in Pal-
metto and Bradenton is $20 per hour, Romine said, and
if the city of Holmes Beach considered cost of services,
it would charge $50 per hour, he said.


Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger was against the
proposal because the contract service.-hasn't been
tested, he said. He suggested billing a larger amount to
those requesting special services.
"That would never work," Romine said. "I
wouldn't want to lose them because of bumping the
cost up. We're $2 away from the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office rate now."
"I believe it's just a way to get around paying over-
time," said Bohnenberger, adding that he also has a
question about liability when a contract company is
used.
Commissioners Roger Lutz and Don Maloney said
the city should maintain the status quo.
"But we are violating this code every time we cut


Tote that barge, sink that piling
Workers sink new pilings at the Anna Maria City Pier while a construction crew completes renovations to the
interior of the restaurant. Islander Photo: David Futch


a check," Romine said.
Bohnenberger said he's concerned about taxes and
thinks the city should pay the time and a half.
Mayor Carol Whitmore told commissioners they
still have to go through two readings regarding the
amendment because the commission can't put the
amendment into effect until it's put into an ordinance.
But Romine and Commissioner Sandy Haas-Mar-
tins said the amendment to the city ordinance needs to
be a policy or procedural change, not an ordinance.
A policy or procedural change can be approved
during a meeting without the need for an ordinance.
Commissioners agreed to continue the discussion
until the commission's next work session Oct. 24.
"I don't believe if someone says jump, you jump,"
said Bohnenberger.


Island Transportation Committee
seeks representatives for
Citizens Advisory Committee
The Island Transportation and Planning Commit-
tee is seeking two volunteers from the City of Anna
Maria to serve as representatives for the Citizens Ad-
visory Committee.
Representatives on the Citizens Advisory Commit-
tee advise the ITPO about Island transportation issues
and needs. Two individuals from each island city serve
on the CAC. The individuals cannot be elected offi-
cials, relatives or anyone living within the same house-
hold of elected officials, or employees of the city which
they represent.
Presently, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach
have two representatives, but the representative posi-
tions for Anna Maria City have not been filled since
last March.
Representatives are needed from each city in order
to have full representation from the Island.
If anyone is interested in serving as a representa-
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Announcements


Chief of DeSoto Memorial
to speak on Island
Paul Carson, chief ranger of the DeSoto National
Memorial Park, will show slides and discuss "the ex-
plosion of the DeSoto myth" when he speaks to the
Anna Maria Historical Society Monday, Oct. 16.
The meeting, open to the public, will be at 7:30
p.m. at the Anna Maria City Hall. Further information
is available at 778-0492.

Campaign against childhood
diseases unprecedented
Their organization's 12-year, $500 million cam-
paign to eradicate polio and other childhood diseases
is "unprecedented in scope," Anna Maria Island Ro-
tary Club President Ernie Kerr said at a membership
meeting.
And it is more successful than even the most op-
timistic could realistically anticipate, he said po-
lio has been virtually eliminated in all but 30 of the
most difficult countries in the world, he said.
In the Rotary International campaign, Rotary
groups in each country organized a drive against the
crippling disease, Kerr said. When it began in 1988,
some 350,000 children were paralyzed or crippled
by polio and that number now is down to 20,000
world-wide.
War has kept health workers out of some coun-
tries, such as Sierra Leone and the Congo, and "it
has been just impossible to contact all the people
with vaccine" in densely populated places such as
SIndia, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
S He congratulated Island Rotarians for their con-
Stributions to the battle and reminded them that the
* fight is not over yet.


Coffee planned at Mote
to entice volunteers
Volunteers and prospective volunteers at Mote
Marine Laboratory are to get together at a coffee at 10
a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Mote's Martin-Selby Edu-
cation Center.
The Mote campus is on City Island, just off the
south ramp of the New Pass Bridge. Particularly sought
as prospective volunteers are people with retail or cus-
tomer service experience, said Andrea Davis, coordi-
nator of volunteer services.
Volunteers will help staff two new exhibits at the
More Marine Aquarium, "Remarkable Rays" and
"Shark Sea Cinema," as well as other areas of the fa-
cility. Training will begin with a basic marine science
class. Details may be obtained at 388-4441, ext. 438.

Original script competition
opened by Manatee Players
Manatee Players has begun a script contest, open
to residents of west central Florida, with the winner to
get two readings at the Riverfront Theatre next year.
The original script may be a one- or two-act drama,
comedy or musical never performed before. The entries
will be judged by local directors and playwrights. All
will be critiqued for their authors.
The scripts must be submitted by next March to
Original Script Contest, Manatee Players Riverfront
Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton FL 34205. Fur-
ther information is available at 748-0111.


'Boat Smart' course
offered Saturday
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron will of-
fer a "Boat Smart" course at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14
at squadron headquarters, 1200 71st St. N.W.,
Bradenton. The course should conclude by 4 p.m.
The course covers boat handling, aids to naviga-
tion, anchoring, docking, medical emergencies, use
of VHF-FM radio, state boating laws, basic knots,
adverse conditions and more. The course meets
Florida education requirements for boat operations
and may qualify for insurance reductions.
Registration may be made by calling 792-0394
or by e-mail at manatee-boating.org.


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Gallery West winner
Ron Bernard shows his picture "Venetian Art" and
the Tiffany-created trophy it won in Eastman Kodak
judging. "Venetian Art" also won first place in the
fine art category in the Florida Professional Photog-
raphers Association competition. The picture is part
of an exhibit at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.

Sweeting schedules political
push on Island Saturday
Political candidate Arlene Sweeting will be work-
ing Anna Maria Island Saturday, Oct. 14, in her bid for
the state House of Representatives from the 68th Dis-
trict.
The Democratic candidate will walk the Island that
afternoon explaining her views to voters and seeking
support for the Nov. 7 general election. A teacher and
environmentalist, she pledges "a clean grass-roots cam-
paign."
From 7 to 9 p.m. that day a rally at D.Coy Ducks,
5410 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, will raise funds for
the campaign. Tickets at $10 are available at Ducks or
by calling 744-5583 or 366-9596.

Center still looking for volunteers
The Anna Maria Island Community Center still has
openings for any number of volunteers, people with
something special to offer for children and adults.
High on the wanted list are artists, actors, cheer-
leaders, tutors, after-school readers, mentors and
coaches. Also needed are teachers for adult classes.
gardeners and grounds keepers. A special need is for
office help to fill in for an hour and a half during
staff meetings at 2 p.m. every second and fourth
Tuesday.
Volunteers should call 778-1908.

Lectures Saturday launch
botanical park program
A day of lectures and advice on growing things and
an autumn rose sale will initiate the 2000 education
program Saturday, Oct. 14, of Palma Sola Botanical
Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton.
The free lectures begin at 9 a.m. and continue un-
til 2 p.m., covering such topics as growing roses, graft-
ing, orchids, citrus and how to use the Manatee County
Extension Service.
Children's garden and environmental activities will
continue through the day, sponsored by Around the
Bend Nature Tours.
The rose sale will be from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
Orban's Nursery, 9601 Ninth Ave. N.W., to benefit the
botanical park.
This is the best time of year to start fall and win-
ter gardening, Orban experts point out, and 10,000
roses and thousands of bedding plants will be available.

Shell club meets Thursday
at Mote Marine Lab
The Sarasota Shell Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thurs-
day, Oct. 12, in the marine mammal classroom of Mote
Marine Laboratory on City Island, just off the south
ramp of the New Pass Bridge. Details are available at
739-0908.


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Islander charged with DUI, battery of officer


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
Edward Caprio, 33, of the 200 block of 78th Street,
Holmes Beach, was arrested Sept. 30 and charged with
driving under the influence and battery on an officer.
Caprio became violent on several occasions during
the arrest, attempted to bribe an officer and had to be
subdued at the jail, according to police.
At approximately 10 p.m. Caprio was observed
swerving in the 1000 block of Gulf Drive North. He
was driving a pickup with the Molter Pest Control logo
on the side.
Holmes Beach Police Officer Roy A. Joslin pulled
the suspect over in the 2300 block of Gulf Drive North.
When Joslin asked Caprio to get out of the car and
perform a field sobriety test, Caprio told Joslin that he
couldn't keep his balance because he was too drunk.
Caprio then opened the door, stepped out, and fell face-
first on the pavement, causing a laceration on his left eye,
Joslin said.
At that time, Joslin requested assistance from
Bradenton Beach Police Officer William Knight to
perform field sobriety tests.
"I'm too drunk, I can't do the evaluations," Caprio
told Knight. When Caprio stopped leaning on the side
of the vehicle and then tried to stand up, he fell again,
but Joslin caught him.
Then Bradenton Beach Police Sgt. Charles Sloan
arrived on the scene to assist officers Joslin and Knight.
When Caprio refused to perform the tests, he was
placed under arrest and handcuffed. Caprio resisted


when officers tried to put him in the patrol car. The
officers placed Caprio belly-down in the car, and he
refused to bend his legs so the door would shut.
Caprio was pepper sprayed when he refused to
cooperate. He was transported to Manatee Memorial
Hospital for treatment of the laceration on his eye and
the pepper spray.
Sgt. Sloan received a small laceration on his right
thumb while trying to get Caprio into the patrol car.
While Caprio was at the hospital, he tried to bribe
Joslin, the officer said, promising to provide free pest
control for life if Joslin would let him go. Caprio asked
if he had been driving that evening and why he was at
the hospital. He didn't remember the laceration, Joslin
said.
Joslin said Caprio stated that he drank three shots
of tequila and four or more bottles of beer while at a
restaurant that evening.
Caprio was transported from the hospital to the
county jail where he took a breath test. The results were
.129 at 1:57a.m. and .138 at 2:01 a.m.
According to Joslin, Caprio became violent be-
cause he wanted to see the breath test results. Caprio
pushed officer Joslin and punched him with his fists.
Joslin then handcuffed Caprio, but Caprio continued to
punch him, Joslin said.
In order to subdue him, Joslin wrestled Caprio to
the floor. Then Joslin released Caprio to the care of
Manatee County Sheriff's Office jail deputies.
Caprio told Officer Joslin that this was his second
DUI arrest.


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DEARLY DEPARTED


Oct. 13-22 8 PM
Matinees Oct. 15 & 22 2 PM
Co-Producer Griffith-Cline Funeral Homes
This outrageous comedy has some of the most
colorful and dysfunctional eccentrics ever
gathered below the Mason-Dixon line, as they
prepare to bury the patriarch of the family.


Stroke, stroke, stroke
Dustin von Hahmann, left, and brother Eric help put a new face on the old Cortez fire hall which will serve as
Cortez Wareifronts Florida's new home. More than 30 volunteers spent five hours Oct. 7 applying more than
20 gallons of Flex-Bon paint to the inside and outside of the building. After the paint-in, Blue Fulford and
friends prepared a fried mullet dinner for the hungry would-be Michelangelos. Islander Photo: David Futch



Obituaries


Jean L. Schroeder
Jean L. Schroeder, 83, of Holmes Beach, died Oct. 5.
Born in Chicago, Mrs. Schroeder came to Mana-
tee County from North Brook, Ill., in 1995. She was a
vice president at Prennial Education Co., North Field,
Ill. She attended St. Bernard Catholic Church. She was.
a member of the Women of the Moose.
There will be no services. National Cremation
Society, Sarasota Chapter, was in charge of arrange-
ments.
She is survived by daughter Virginia Neill of
Bradenton Beach and two grandchildren.


Catherine 'Kate' P. Smalley
Catherine "Kate" P. Smalley, 90, of Holmes
Beach, died Oct. 4 at home.
Born in Sandy Point, Texas, Ms. Smalley came to
Holmes Beach from Kettering, Ohio, in 1968. She was


a retired elementary school teacher from Dayton, Ohio.
She was a member of Key Royale Golf Club, Low-
Vision Group of Anna Maria Island, Friends of the
Library, and a volunteer grandmother at Anna Maria
Elementary School. She was a member of Roser Me-
morial Community Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. Memorial contributions may be made to
Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota FL 34238 or Southeastern Guide Dogs, 4210
77th St. E., Palmetto FL 34221. Palmetto Funeral
Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by stepdaughters Linda Rings of
Rochester, Minn., and Jill Olson of Tucson, Ariz.:
stepsons Clayton and Richard, both of Texas; sister
Vera Johnson of Xenia, Ohio; and nieces Judith
"Judy" Hudson of Beavercreek, Ohio, and Jane
Johnson of Oregon.


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Diana Bogan
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: School menu
Monday, Oct. 16
. In-Service Day: No school for students.
Tuesday, Oct. 17
SBreakfast: French Toast, Syrup, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Hamburger or Fish on Bun, Tater Tots,
Applesauce, Ice Cream, Juice
Wednesday, Oct. 18
Breakfast: Eggs, Toast, Cereal, Juice
* Lunch: Yogurt cup with Muffin or BBQ Rib on
Bun, Broccoli, Pineapple, Juice
Thursday, Oct. 19
SBreakfast:Soft Pretzel, Cheese, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Managers Choice, Corn,
Pears, Chocolate Cake, Juice
Friday, Oct. 20
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
* Lunch: Bag Lunch Day Corn Dog, Fruit,
* Chips, Treat, Juice
All meals served with milk.


2000 Potato Olympics come to


Anna Maria Elementary School
By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent :
Anne Kinnan's fifth-grade class learned the true
meaning of sportsmanship at the "Potato Olympics."
During the opening and closing ceremonies, students ..
were asked to uphold the Olympic creed, which ,
states that the most important thing is not to win buticipate ll
to participate.
Students were grouped into six teams represent- "
ing Canada, India, Norway, Australia, Brazil and ,
Kenya. Students took on a coaching role as they pre-
pared a potato "athlete" for competitions in bowling,
soccer, luge and the 200-centimeter roll.
Even though competition was intense it re-
mained friendly throughout the games and the true '.
spirit of sportsmanship stayed alive.
After David Bryant's potato suffered injuries,
teammate John Gregory let Bryant use his potato
athlete in the final bowling competition. Bryant
knocked down five pins that round.
Although bronze, silver and gold medals were
presented in each event, everyone walked away a Bruised and battered
winner in these games. Each participant was
a Franky Koons' athlete Potato Mike took a beating in
awarded an honorable mention medal for the games
S the bowling competition. The Kenyan athlete suf-
they competed in and the potato athletes retired af- te win competition. he enan athlete
ter serving their countries proudly, fered injuries to his arm and scalp. Coach Koons
ter serving their countries proudly.
said, "Potato Mike is still doing okay. He just needs
afew stitches."


Destination England -- -, -
Andrew Fortenberry-gave classmates from Joan '. .
Sackett's fourth-grade class the insider's guide to 'I-
England. Fortenberry offered tips on special attrac-
tions, local lingo and driving on the other side of the Medal sweep
road. Each student acted as the official tour guide to The Canadian team took the bronze, silver and gold medals in the 200-centimenter potato roll competition.
a country of their choosing as part of their Celebrating their victory at the medal ceremony are bronze medalist Linsey Patton, silver medalist Kayla
Octoberfest celebration. Boak and gold medalist James Davis.


Say 'E'
Ms. Loveland and friends enjoyed cookies shaped like the letter "E" at the party hosted by Ms. Moran's class.


Excellent

edible 'E'
Kindergarten students at
Anna Maria Elementary School
are studying a different letter of
the alphabet each week. Each Fri-
day students from Ms. Moran's
and Ms. Loveland's classes get to-
gether to celebrate the letter of the
week.
Parents lend a helping hand
and some creative planning to
come up with a selection of finger
foods that all start with that same
letter.
"E" party delicacies included
Jello eggs, E-shaped cookies, Es-
kimo pies, and eggplant-colored
juice actually grape juice.
The classes take turns hosting
the alphabet parties, which will
continue until they reach the letter
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Missing in action
Well, not really. We've been here all along, through
all the summer vacations, hiatuses and holidays.
We've been trying out spots too busy to get to in sea-
son and visiting out-of-the-way, even out-of-town loca-
tions.
You might find it interesting to travel to downtown St.
Petersburg for some gallery, boutique, antique browsing
- and lunch. Central Avenue is bustling with big and
small, expensive and trashy, classic and new spots. We
just parked near the first gallery we saw after a trip up to
the city pier for a look-see.
First on the street was a gallery of fine crafts and jew-
elry. It included a museum-quality exhibit of textiles with
witty, glamorous and sensual fabrics, some presented as
clothing, some tapestries, some witty presentations with
a touch of funk.
Lamp finials, ceiling fan pulls and eyeglass chains
were colorful and priced right. Furniture and carved wood
pieces were out of reach. But, all were enjoyable.
Next up, Milagro, a store saturated by scents, all bear-
ing over one another and pushing their way into the street.
It was all presented very chicly with attractive distressed
furnishings and wide open spaces punctuating the aromas
and soaps.
On to antique shops, with street people and friends of
shop owners hanging out in chairs in front of stores. One
shop owner was arrogant enough to send us running, his
merchandise (furniture) obviously too valued for our ca-
sual attire and attitude.
Shops loaded with treasures, shelf after shelf of simi-
lar-styled vases and lamps and small statues were our fa-
vorites, until we discovered a boutique of unusual col-
lectibles mixed with our favorite clothing brand, Flax. It
was the mother-lode of Flax brand shirts, dresses and
pants. And, not only did we learn one of the Islander em-
ployees family members works at a sister shop on Trea-
sure Island, in walked another staff member, and just in
time for lunch.
The shop clerk recommended Ovo Cafe, just steps
away. and a location we'd noticed for the large, sculptured
door ,11.I .l a metal relief of Mona Lisa.
Ovo was trendy indeed. Snazzy collectibles were
displayed in huge wall cabinets, walkways on the floor
were hand-painted, paint-splashed concrete, the work-
ers all wore all black and the menu was irresistible.
Pasta pillows, pierogies, salads, sandwiches and pizza
all caught our eye.

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Ovo's "martini gallery" was an extensive list of clas-
sics and "modernes," with 40-plus choices. It was too
early and too important to make it back over the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge in one piece, so no martinis for us.
But dessert the martinis are tempting, such as the
Jackie O, consisting of Stolichnaya vodka, Godiva white
chocolate liqueur, creme de noyaux and white
creme de cocao. Maybe next time.


We shared a\ "snappy Mexi-corn
chicken salad," a mixture of greens (nicely
chopped a little smaller than bite size so you could get a
variety of ingredients on the fork) with corn, veggies,
grilled and shredded chicken and ajalapeno, fresh oregano
and cilantro dressing. Yummy.
Our St. Petersburg Pizza, was a thin, crunchy crust
loaded with spinach, chicken, artichokes and capers that


THIE ISLANDER O OCTOBER 11, 2000 U PAGE 13
"snuggled up to a warm relationship with feta, mozzarella
and parmesan cheeses," as the menu says, with roasted
garlic and fresh basil. And, it was certainly enough for two
to share.
Next stop: A bookstore for the slightly enlightened
and then Star Booty, a funky boutique where Anna
Maria's Carrie Price has artwork for sale a combined
hair salon, alternative music store, with clothing includ-
ing "downscale threads," shoes and lots of trivia. Hula
dashboard dolls, bobbing head plastic dogs, pig lamps.
You know the stuff. Fun cards, too.
We opted for the car to make the leapfrog past the
ballpark-area bars and eateries to the Heywood-Wakefield
furniture store where an assortment of 1950s decorator
pieces, deco jewelry, furnishings, lamps and more is
strung throughout the displays. It's a must see, especially
if you lust for the clean lines and timeless style of
Heywood Wakefield. At this store, they have antique HW
and new pieces. We're willing to bet you too didn't know
HW was still manufacturing.
But no antiquing trip to St. Pete is complete without
a visit to the four-floor arcade, the Gas Plant Antique
Arcade. We had just 25 minutes to closing to cover 32,000
square feet of kiosks, including 150 dealers. We made
record time and honestly, we saw it all.
We purchased a little French cookbook and made our
escape back to Anna Maria Island. On the way, we specu-
lated the spanse of the old IGA, set to open this weekend,
would be our rival for the Arcade. And soon, with a con-
tinuing proliferation of antiques, galleries and boutiques,
Anna Maria would be a destination for the likes of us:
Power shoppers, shoppettes and lunchettes.


Announcements


Sukkot services are Saturday
at Temple Beth Israel
Sukkot services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct.
14, at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isle Road, Longboat
Key.
Rabbi Michael Eisenstat will officiate, assisted by
Joseph Spinella, cantorial soloist, and the temple choir
led by Florence Katz. Details may be obtained at 383-
3428.
'Exotic Birds of Florida' Beth
Israel topic
Alicia LeVine will present an illustrated program
on "Exotic Birds of Florida" at an open meeting of Beth
Israel Women at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16. at the
social hall of Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road,
Longboat Key.
The public is invited. Further information may be
obtained at 383-0378.


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The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
have a "nooner" luncheon starting at 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Buccaneer Inn, 595 Dream
Island Road. Reservations may be made and informa-
tion obtained at 387-9519.
Wild bird rescue class
set by Pelican Man
A wild bird rescue training class is scheduled free of
charge at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Pelican
Man's Bird Sanctuary on City Island, off the south ramp
of the New Pass Bridge. For information, 388-4444.
Correction
Jane von Hahmann is not quite Manatee County
commissioner-elect, as incorrectly stated in a news
story last week in The Islander. She is Republican can-
didate for the commission in the Nov. 7 election, with
opposition from a write-in candidate.



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Watch out for Bizarro World
The Islander prognosticators have been wondering
if anyone would get all of their picks wrong in the
weekly football contest.
One person has gotten every one of their 10 picks
right in the first six contests.
But getting them all wrong would be like perfec-
tion in reverse. Sort of like Superman in his alternate
dimension Bizarro World where everything is exactly
opposite of what it is in Superman's real world.
"Bizarro World is not an alternate universe," ac-
cording to Scott Smith of Locker Room Sports Card
and Comic Book Center. "Bizarro is in the same uni-
verse as ours, but instead of the earth being round, it's
square. The sun is red instead of yellow. Superman's
alter ego is made of granite."
You get the picture. So make sure you don't get
them all wrong, or you could end up the object of de-
rision in this column.
And congratulations to the last two weeks' win-
ners, Cindy Pay of Anna Maria and Lanny Sudic of
Cortez.
Kcul doog, keew siht. That's Bizarro for "good
luck, this week."

Islanders play key role on undefeated
'Cane JV football team
Three Islanders are playing a major role in the
Manatee High School Hurricanes junior varsity foot-
ball team that's compiled a perfect 6-0 record with two
games left in the season.
Josh Sato (5-foot-10-inches 191 pounds) plays one
of the most demanding positions, anchoring the interior
offensive line at center while Ryan Quigley (6-foot-1-
inches 165 pounds) from the Island plays wide re-




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Mark Rudacille (5-foot-9-inches 165 pounds), also
of Holmes Beach, is a converted linebacker who played
fullback on last year's freshman team.
Junior Varsity coach Ken Bishop said Rudacille is
one of the hardest hitters on the team.
"I like linebacker much better than fullback,"
Rudacille said. "I'd rather hit than be hit."
And hit Rudacille does.
On Oct. 5, Rudacille and teammates put on a show
when they played hometown rival the Southeast High
Seminoles.
The Hurricanes slapped the Seminoles 35-18.
Prior to the Southeast game, the 'Canes jayvee defense
had allowed only 17 points in five previous games.
Rudacille had a good game against the 'Noles, re-
covering a fumble and recording two sacks.
The defense also was headed by superior play from
defensive end Matt Knox and tackle Blake Varnadore
who shut down the run after Southeast scored on a 60-
yard run on the second play of the game.
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recovered a fumble and
went on to a 13-3 victory.
A week later in a game
against Southeast High
School, Rudacille had two
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Bobby Latessa each had interceptions, Latessa his sixth
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On offense, quarterback Ricky Simmons scored
two touchdowns and tailback Jon Spearman scored six
points for Manatee.
In a Sept. 28 game against the Sarasota Riverview
Rams, the junior varsity beat another one of their key
rivals 13-3.
Rudacille stopped a Ram running back when it
looked like Riverview would score with the ball on the
Manatee 4-yard line. He stood the runner up for no gain
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Kicker Scott Palmer was impressive, nailing a 30-
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Quarterback Simmons broke three tackles on a 52-
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Hard-nosed tailback Spearman had a 40-yard run
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had several other runs of 10 yards or more, at least two
of them while dragging two Ram tacklers down the
field.
Latessa stopped another Ram drive and potential
score when he made a leaping interception at the Mana-
tee 5. Then a host of Manatee players blocked a 40-
yard Ram attempt.
Two other Manatee players, McNaught and Tay-
lor Daugherty, completed a stellar defensive effort with
a fumble recovery at the Manatee 6 and interception at
the Manatee 18, respectively.
If you're interested in seeing some rock'em-
sock'em football, check out the Thursday, Oct. 12, 7
p.m. game when Manatee takes on yet another of its
arch rivals, the Sarasota High Sailors, at Manatee
High's Hawkins Stadium.

Marnie, Orlando, Osborne trip up Spirit
Max Marnie, Stephen Orlando and Will Osborne
of Palm Tree Villas played a gutsy second half, scor-
ing three goals and holding Anna Maria Island Spirit
to none for a comeback 5-4 win in Division III soccer
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The Oct. 4 game started out like the Spirit would
blow Palm Tree out of the water with goals from
Hunter Hardy and Steve Thomas for a quick 2-0 lead.
But a perfectly placed corner kick by Marnie to the
middle of the box found Osborne, who slammed it
home to make the game interesting at 2-1.
The three horsemen Marnie, Orlando and
Osborne took the ball, moving it into the box where
Osborne nudged home his second goal to tie the game
at two each.
Hardy took things in hand by taking the ball near
the top of the goalie box on the left side and crushing
his second goal of the game to give the Spirit a 3-2 lead.
Thomas padded the lead and made it 4-2 Spirit
when he took the ball at mid-field, dribbled past three
defenders and powdered the ball into the net.
In the second half, it was all Palm Tree.
Marnie, Orlando and Osborne used their dribbling
skills to beat Spirit defenders time after time. When
they were on defense, the three stymied the Spirit by
continually pushing the ball toward the Spirit goal and
not letting the Spirit out of its end of the field.
Their first goal came after a brilliant diving save
from Hannah Mitchell. After throwing the ball out,
Osborne of Palm Tree kicked the ball from 25-yards
out and the "Hail Mary" attempt found the back of the


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Soccer standings
Division I Age 12-14
Team Record Points
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Observer 2-3-0 6
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WC Refrigeration 1-3-0 3

Division II Age 10-11
Team Record Points
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LaPensee 3-1-0 9
Island Pest Control 2-2-1 7
Air America 0-4-0 0

Division III Age 8-9
Team Record Points
Anna Maria Spirit 4-2-0 12
Galati Marine 3-1-0 9
Jessie's Store 2-3-0 6
Palm Tree Villas 2-3-0 6

net. Spirit 4, Palm Tree 3.
Marnie tied the game when he stole the ball, drove
two-thirds the length of the field past four or five de-
fenders and scored.
Orlando got the winning goal in much the same
fashion, though not as long, when he drove half the
field and beat three defenders to stick the ball in the net
for a 5-4 Palm Tree win.
To the victors went the spoils. Palm Tree cel-
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Anna Maria Island

Community Center

soccer schedule
Instructional League Age 5-7
Oct. 11 Harry's Continental Kitchens vs. The Bistros
Danziger Allergy vs. Island Animal
Oct. 12 Oden-Hardy vs. Island Animal
Island Sun vs. Bridge Street Pier & Cafe
Oct. 17 Oden-Hardy vs. The Bistros
Bridge Street vs. Island Animal
Oct. 18 Harry's vs. Danziger
Island Sun vs. The Bistros
First game at 6 p.m., second at 7p.m.

Division III Age 8-9
Oct. 11 Palm Tree Villas vs. Galati Marine
Oct. 17 Jessie's Island Store vs. Palm Tree
Oct. 18 Anna Maria Island Spirit vs. Galati Marine
All games start at 6 p.m.

Division II Age 10-11
Oct. 18 Island Real Estate vs. Island Pest Control at
7:30 p.m.

Division I Age 12-14
Oct. 11 West Coast Refrigeration vs. Longboat Ob-
server
Oct. 17 Longboat Observer vs. Air & Energy
All games start at 7:30 p.m.


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amount of $1,766. The interior carpeting had been torn
out without permission, two wooden pine doors were
cracked, a 6-inch electric base heater was removed and
a no trespassing sign was missing.

Holmes Beach
Oct. 1, 300 block of 74th Street, disturbance. The
officer responding to a call about a disturbance, learned
that a father had removed his intoxicated son from the
home, and the son was complaining about a scratch on
his hand. The officer returned to the scene a short time
later when the son called and said his mother would not
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the metal door. The door also had a dead bolt, which
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slapped him across the face. The victim also stated
that his sister attempted to kick him, but he was able
to push her to the ground. The victim said that while
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from the driveway and threw them at him. The vic-
tim said he yelled to a neighbor and his sister got
into a gray pickup truck and drove away from the
area. The victim was not hurt. He said that this in-
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About a dozen Islanders met at the
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film and installation supplies to the
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Beach City Hall. Ronald J. Engfer
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Eco.friendly funding tactics, destruction too


If money makes the world go 'round, then we're in
for a really spinning time if, or rather when, President Bill
Clinton approves a massive sensitive-land purchase bill.
White House and congressional leaders have
reached a compromise on legislation that will allocate
$12 billion in the next six years for the purchase of en-
vironmentally important property in the United States.
The land will be protected as parks or refuges.
Specifically, land can be set aside for national
parks or monuments. Cities can request grants for ur-
ban parks or green space. Wildlife refuges could also
be created using the funds.
Details are still unclear about how the process of
turning private property public will come about.
Oh, the "compromise" aspect of the bill comes
from what President Clinton originally proposed -
$45 billion and the $12 billion now approved by
lawmakers.
Environmentalists are still looking at the legisla-
tion, but say they like the proposal although, of course,
they would have liked to see more money for the pro-
gram.
But hey! $12 billion is $12 billion, and should buy
up and preserve a lot of land in the next few years.

Florida, too
Florida is also getting into the land-buying busi-
ness; actually, it's been in it for a while now, with some
pretty impressive results.
Preservation 2000 was passed by the Florida Leg-
Sislature in 1990. The program anted up $3 billion over
10 years to purchase lands that "would protect our valu-
able natural and cultural resources, protect our popu-
lation from flooding and other coastal hazards, and
provide open space for our residents," according to the
Florida Coastal Management Program, one of the ad-


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ministering arms of the program.
Based on the success of Preservation 2000 more
than one million acres of land protected in 1998 the
legislature passed Forever Florida, another $3 billion pro-
gram. This time the money may be used for capital im-
provements on the sites, notjust acquisition. And Forever
Florida emphasizes and encourages more public owner-
ship in urban settings. City parks, in other words.
Perhaps there will be an environment remaining to
pass down to our grandchildren.

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Vegas in July, an amount he describes as "pocket
change."
Packer made his money in television, newspaper
and magazine holdings. He also makes a few bucks
gambling in 1995 he reportedly made $20 million
in one weekend, so his July loss evens the score.
Gambling experts say he is probably the most dan-
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hours at a time and, when or if he starts to win, he tends
to just walk from the table with all the casino's money.
"This is not someone else's money," Packer said,
"this is mine, and I am entitled to spend it in any way
I choose.
"I understand that it's a lot of money, and I understand
how it comes as a shock to some. But the truth of the
matter is that I like to have a bet every now and again."
Good for you, Mr. Packer.
He's not averse to sharing his wealth, either. A few
years ago he flew into Vegas and bought a Mercedes
or BMW apparently the stories differ on the make
of car and then gave it to a valet parking attendant
as he left town.
He also is reputed to have paid off a $130,000
home mortgage for a cocktail waitress he liked.
Packer's loss reverberated far beyond the tables in
Las Vegas, though. Apparently when word got out that
he'd dropped a cool 20 mill, stock in Mirage shot up 5
to 7 cents a share.
Even politicians have gotten involved in Packer's
gambling practice. "If someone has enough money to
blow $20 million at the casino, then they have enough
money to pay more tax and help build a better society,"
one politician fumed.
Packer retorted that he and his companies have
paid more than $2 billion in taxes in the past 10 years.
And, like he has pointed out, it is his money to
spend as he likes.

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500 feet of the U.S. coastline will be overtaken by ero-
sion within the next 60 years.
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10 years.
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Cold front shakes up fishing, bait abounds


By Capt. David Futch
A cold snap hit the Island Monday and the after-
effects are sure to change fishing patterns, likely for the
better.
Fishing guides are already saying red and gag
grouper have moved closer to shore like they do every
year about this time.
A day or two after a cold front is a great time to go
offshore grouper fishing. Fish usually are hungry prior
to and after a front.
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said snook is the fish to target right now. But he also
hooked into a couple of oddballs on a recent trip.
"We were catching the occasional redfish and then
got some mackerel and cobia when I saw a school of
tarpon and we jumped two of them," Salgado said.
"There are a lot of snook, most of them undersized. In
two-days we caught about 60 snook. We're catching
small cobia and some trout. This cold front should
charge up the fishing. It's always good before the cold
front. Gags are moving in now."
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle said snook are virtually every-
where, but 95 percent are non-keepers. Redfish are bit-
ing good and they're up to 25 inches and there are trout
to 20 inches.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
said keeper gag grouper to 10 pounds are in 40 to 50 feet
of water. He said he was using white bait and live pinfish.
"There's just a wealth of big mackerel to four
pounds out there and we're catching lane snapper to
three pounds," Kimball said. "We're catching some
flounder, but they're small and in the 16- to 18-inch
range. There are bonita to 10 pounds and a few man-
grove snapper to four pounds."
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on Neva-Miss fishing charters of Cortez said red and
gag grouper are moving closer to shore. The reds are
up to 12 pounds, gags to 8 pounds, mangrove snapper
to 3 pounds and lane snapper to 2 pounds. Flounder to
2 pounds are cooperating.
"We're only going out 11 to 15 miles," Morrison
said. "We've been using six- and eight-ounce jigs with
a piece of squid and it seems to work good."
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams out of
Holmes Beach said he caught cobia to 30 pounds and
a few permit to 20 pounds.
"There are some nice horse mackerel out there and
barracuda to 30 pounds," Chaya said. "We've been
wacking about 30 snook a day, but you just can't seem to
get them in that slot limit that allows you to keep them."
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here in numbers.
"We're going to start seeing the kingfish and pom-
pano now that the cold weather is on us," Greig said.
"What I'm really looking forward to is eating some
stone crab. I've got some traps out and I can't wait to
pull them Sunday."
Libby Goss at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishermen are catching a lot of snook near man-
groves on shrimp. The redfish seem to be thinning out.
The cold front is going to shake up the fishing, she said.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide in Holmes
Beach said grouper moved closer to shore when the
water temperature dropped a couple of degrees last
week. On the backside of the cold front, look for grou-
per to move even closer to shore.
Jason Lette at Island Discount Tackle said there
are a lot of redfish and snook in the bay and a few big
trout are starting to show.
"There have been reports of sheepshead being
caught, so that tells you the water is cooling off," Lette
said. "Flounder fishing is picking up because of the
cold weather. Plenty of mackerel are around. Fishing
for just about anything is good right now and it's prob-
ably because there's so much bait."
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said he
went fishing in 50 feet of water and ran into a good
mess of gags from 6 to 15 pounds, catching all of them
on white bait.
"There are mackerel along the beach and out 15

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miles," Salgado said. "We went shark fishing the other
night and it was exciting. We boated eight hammerhead,
black tip and lemon sharks around marker 70 between
Egmont Key and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
"They were biting 320-pound cable like it was
dental floss. We used mackerel for bait. The sharks
were anywhere from 4 to 9 feet long and up to 200
pounds. It was exciting, and for me to get excited there
has to be a lot of action and there was. I went back the
next night on my own and did the same thing."
Capt. Thom Smith of Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said it's no problem catching redfish around Joe
Bay, Bishop Harbor and near Port Manatee. The mouth
of Bishop Harbor has been good for snook. Trout have
been decent and they're up to 23 inches long. Flounder
fishing has been good on hard bottom in Terra Ceia
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New president
Jean Tourt, new president of the Episcopal Church
Women of the Church of the Annunciation, re-
ceives the gavel of office from outgoing president
Carole Broden. The organization opened its
season at the church, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, where Paula Tripp discussed "Writing an
Icon."


Cards go on sale
The Pelican Man's holiday greeting cards for 2000 have gone on sale at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary,
on City Island just off the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge. The sleigh drawing was donated by Carol
Hanson of Nokomis and another, "Daddy's Little Girl," by Ernest C. Simmons. Twenty cards and envelopes
cost $12.


The engagement of Carmin Christine Wergin and
Brandon Joseph Kelly, both of Holmes Beach, has
been announced by her parents, Michael Wergin of
Casper, Wyo., and Avis Wergin of Weymouth, Mass.
His parents are Robert and Tanya Kelly of Holmes
Beach. The bride-to-be is in advertising and he is
with the Flying Fish Fleet in Sarasota. The wedding
is to be in February 2002.


No. 1001


BALLPLAYERS' FAVORITE...
BY NANCY NICHOLSON JOLINE / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Nasty campaign?
6 Insect trap of sorts
11 Cabinet display,
perhaps
17 Singles
21 Not just decorative
22 Strength
23 In a New York
minute
24 here"
25 ... food?
28 Lodge
29 say!"
30 Algeria's second-
biggest city
31 Nonclerical
32 More than devotees
34 Year Trajan was
born
36 ... song?
40 New York City
stadium name
41 Bliss
43 Important spelling
feature of
"iridescent"
44 Actor Armand
46 Pitcher Shawn
47 Archeological find
49 Response: Abbr.
50 Give the eye
53 Jam
56 Kindly
58 "No !"
59 Pizzeria order
63 ... animals?
66 Org. with a big
PAC
67 Maintained
68 Supermodel
Campbell
70 Move like a scared
rabbit
J I IWIh


72 Teeny
73 Sky-chart scales
74 Inter
77 "Nosiree!"
78 Belligerent
Olympian
79 ... boat?
81 ... sci-fi flick?
83 Certain resale item,
informally
86 Gun
88 Stab
89 Quadruple gold
medalist, 1936
90 Kind of car
92 C.E.O.'s
95 Events for which to
get decked out
96 Decked out
97 Tenn. neighbor
98 ... actor?
102 Alternatives to
Merlots
104 Bruise
106 Put away
107 American Indian
pony
108 Solvent
110 Court action
111 Game usually
played in a ring
113 Produce
118 Home of Gallo
Winery
120 Wearer of
71-Down
121 Exact
123 Color quality
124 ... TV character?
128 Deck
129 Place for police
131 French city heavily
hit in 1944
132 South Dakota, to
Pierre
133 Something taken
into account?:
Abbr.
134 Locale for pins


135 ... James Bond
movie?
141 Follows a recipe
direction
142 Like many a phone
caller
143 Paris"
144 Val d' French
ski resort
145 Mosquito, e.g.
146 Stinker
147 Forty-_
148 Old

DOWN
1 Flambe
2 Emphatic letters
3 Gangland
communication
4 Cockpit dial: Abbr.
5 Fiddle-de-_
6 Brawl
7 Upright
8 Critical point
9 Hiver's opposite
10 Cancel, in a way
11 Report of
proceedings
12 City where the first
Woolworth's
opened, 1879
13 "Arabian Nights"
creature
14 Sign
15 Lots
16 E-mailer's option
17 Emulated a Boy
Scout
18 ..: book?
19 Overdramatize
20 Stitches
26 Scraps
27 Doesn't maintain
even consistency
33 Niels Bohr, e.g.
35 Suffix with social
37 Single
38 Like horses


39 Neighbor of
Bhutan
42 Hold
45 Smart
47 Uncompromising
law
48 Pollster's quest
49 Word in a tied
score
51 Division of a
subdivision
52 Toot
54 Something to
believe in
55 Heater
56 Louvre Pyramid
designer
57 Mat material
59 One-fourth of a
60's group
60 "Well, did you
T7
61 ... candy?
62 Used a lever on

64 Lennon/
McCarney's
Loser"
65 A, as in Augsburg
69 Put in one's ear
71 Clan's pride
73 N.Y.C. airport
74 "May I have your
attention?"
75 Photographer's
cover
76 Possibilities
80 Election news
81 Some think they're
terrible
82 Scene of fierce
W.W. I fighting
84 O'Neill's "A Touch
of the __
85 Cutlass, e.g.
87 Tennessee athlete
89 John Boyd _.
1949 Peace
Nobelist


91 Check
92 Novelist Janowitz
93 Minnesota's St.
College
94 Beau
95 Sci-fi escape
vehicle
96 Dhabi
99 Very. to Verdi
100 Woolf's" of
One's Own"
101 W's brother


103 Replies at sea
105 Most lamebrained
107 Time of smooth
sailing
109 Summer heat-
beaters
111 Checked out
112 Checks
114 Saigon celebration
115 Makes it
116 Ways to make a big
splash


117 A Massachusetts
symbol
119 The Alamo, for one
120 Coffee order
121 Cousin of a
moccasin
122 Turned on by
123 Traffic
125 Common bacterium
126 LuPone stage role
127 "The Tao of
(2000 film)


129 Express approval
130 Biblical land
.136 Student's cry
137 Night 'The
Monkees" aired:
Abbr.
138 Role in Rabaud's
"Marouf'
139 Swindle, slangily
140 Hockey's Tikkanen


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A hit at

festival
The Anna
Maria String
Band makes a
big hit at the
oldest folk
music festival in
North America,
the Florida
Folk Festival, at
White Springs.
From left are
Peggy and
Frank Giblin
and Island
institution
Howie Banfield,
who is spent
most of his
summer in
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Ricki and Burt Cunninghis and their Islander are almost lost in the background of a huge painting in Audun-
le-Tiche, France. They spent part of the summer there in a house a French family traded them for their
Holmes Beach home for a month.


Viking Islanders
Lois and Thomas McGann of Holmes Beach take The
Islander for a trip across the lake on a Viking
longship replica at Bjorkedal, Norway, while on a
visit to Scandinavia.


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Not just a head wrapper
Photographer Don Sudnik of Holmes Beach puts The Islander
to creative use in 110-degree heat while on a photo assignment
in Los Angeles. He survived to return to his Island with plans
to organize jazz nights at his Sarasota gallery, Light Painter
Gallery, again this fall.


Library of Congress t .
Tvins Amy and Emily Smith enjoy home news in
front of the Library of Congress during a trip to
Washington, D.C., with their mother Ginie Smith Barefoot in England
and sister Julie. The twins attended Anna Maria Harrah, Jesse and Joel Mitchell of Holmes
Elementary School and Mom Ginie was active in Beach check back-home happenings during
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Art their summer visit to grandparents in Emneth,
League and other civic groups. England.


On San Francisco hill
KK Kotovsky of Holmes Beach takes her hometown paper to a hill in San
Francisco while on vacation for a photo with the "City by the Bay" in back-
- ground.


Baltic Islander
Sy Tepper of Bradenton Beach and New York and Ting Ng of Hong Kong take
their Islander on a trip from Stockholm, Sweden, to Helsinki, Finland, during a
visit to Baltic Sea ports.


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Real Estate


Island property sales
4255 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 217 (legal not ac-
tual unit #) Island Village, a 1,220 sfla condo built in
1981, was sold 8/25/00, Kline to Bottoms, for
$155,000.
518 71st St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,267 sfla
2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1962 on a 100x120 lot,
was sold 8/22/00, Stephens to Holley, for $249,000.
611 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 18C Imperial
House, a 754 sfla 2bed/lbath condo built in 1969, was
sold 8/25/00, Anderson to Wargo, for $100,000.
6250 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, 70 North
Beach Village, a 1,536 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car condo built
in 1991. was sold 8/21/00, Magen to Feisch, for
$245,000.
Gulf Dr S, Bradenton Beach, 203 Coquina Moor-
ings, a bayfront 1,225 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1982, was sold 9/5/00. Thurston to Whisenant, for
$293,500; list $298,500.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 133 Runaway
Bay, a 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was
sold 9/6/00, Carrigan to Berreman, for $160,000; list
$160,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 112 Runaway
Bay, a 691 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in 1978, was
sold 9/6/00, Berreman to Savino, for $97,000.
2803 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a 50x100 lot, was
sold 9/7/00, Fereshtenkhou to Wilson, for $139,900;
list $139.900.
3011 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a two-story 3,199
sfla triplex built in 1946 on a 75x100 lot, was sold 9/
7/00, Bergan to Florida Island Investments for
$280,000.


CALL US FOR ISLAND
INVESTMENT PROPERTY
Residential and Commercial


Investing in Island property is the best way to shelter your
income while enjoying other benefits of ownership.
Call or speak with Marge or Dolly for your investment property.
WE NEED LISTINGS! OUR LISTINGS ARE SELLING FAST!
Call us today for a free market analysis. Ask for Marge,
Mary, Bruce or Vicki for an appointment today.
T. DOLLY YOUNG REAL ESTATE
941-778-0807 *1-800-956-0807 email TDY@aol.com


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GULF OF MEXICO DUPLEX.
Across the street from the Gulf of
Mexico, both units 2BR/IBA.
Ceramic tile floors, lots of possi-
bilities for rental or investment.
$210,000. IB43788.
NO BRIDGE TO TRAFFIC. Here
is your chance to own a little more
than an acre of land on Jewfish
Key, a private island in Sarasota
Bay that is accessible by boat only.
Great bay view from one of 13
parcels on this 26-acre island.
Water, septic and electric at site.
Community dock, sandy beaches.
$225,000. IB45752.


KEY
WEST
S" STYLE

SViews of the bay and Skyway from
this turnkey furnished 3BR/2.5BA
home in Anna Maria. Open
atmosphere with vaulted ceilings.
Pool, skylights and deck. $369,900.
IB25505.

LOOKING FOR A GREAT VALUE?
Village Green pool home, exceptional 2BR/2BA,
Malibu model. $145,900. Denise Langlois, TOP
LISTING AND SELLING AGENT FOR SEP-
TEMBER, 751-1155. IB70328.
West Bradenton, 5BR/3.5BA home, private setting
with large pool, over 3,300 sq.ft. $325,000. Ken
Richards, 751-1155. IB45505.

5350 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
(941) 778-0766 (877) 924-9001
Visit our website at www.ArvidaRealty.com


Realty raves
Rebecca Smith and Elfi Starrett were tops
in the Holmes Beach office of Wedebrock Real
Estate Co., leading in both new listings and
sales during September. Othei leaders in list-
ings for the month were Mike Migone and Tina
Rucek, Longboat Key office, and Cindy
Grazar, Avenue of the Flowers. Other sales
leaders were Lynda Melnick, Longboat Key,
and Cheri Williamson, Avenue of the Flowers.


314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a 5,376 sf commercial
building built in 1950 on three lots measuring 158x110
(built to house the former Islander newspaper), was
sold 9/7/00, Grasberger to Taylor Family, for
$480,000.
3607 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 103 Sandy Pointe
2, a 980 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1996, was sold
9/8/00, O'Connor to Travis, for $108,500; list
$109,900.
436 63rd St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,170
sfla 2bed/2bath/cp half of a duplex built in 1971 on its
own lot, was sold 9/5/00, Gilley to Johnson, for
$140,000; list $149,000.
5200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 204 Martinique
South, a 1,057 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1970, was
sold 9/7/00, Terry to Flock, for $225,000; list
$239,000.
911 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a bayfront 1,328
sfla 3bed/2bath home built in 1955 on a 50x125 lot,
was sold 9/5/00, Larzelere to DePass, for $480,000.


103 Fourth St. N., Bradenton Beach, a two-story
1,440 sfla duplex built in 1945 on a 50x87 lot, was sold
9/14/00, Davidson to Messina, for $165,000.
3020 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 50x100 lot, was
sold 9/15/00, Sponenbarger to Mike Carter Inc., for
$70,000; list $75,000.
304 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,584 sf day care
facility with detached two-car garage built in 1958 on
a 105x110 lakefront lot, was sold 9/15/00, Richards to
Moderhak, for $243,000.
3302 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 202 Sunset Cove at
Holmes Beach, a new Gulffront condo of five units
with five beautiful brass mail boxes, was sold 9/14/00,
Sunset Cove Holmes Beach LLC to Automotive Re-
alty, for $600,000.
501 65th St., Holmes Beach, a canal front 2,100
sfla 3bed/2.5bath/lcar home built in 1973 on arn
88x100 lot, was sold 9/13/00, Kalajainen to Hilgeman,
for $250,000; list $250,000.
773 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, a 1,054 sfla 2bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1980 on a 53x100 lot, was
sold 9/14/00, Nordstrom to Bates, for $245,000; list
$269,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copy-
right 2000.


ANNA MARIA


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REAL ESTATE, INC.






Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt
WEST BRADENTON CAGED POOL
3BR/2.5BA family home. Large caged pool, two-
car garage, lush landscaping, automatic sprinkler
system. Great schools! $169,900.
SEASIDE GARDENS PRIVATE DOCK
1BR/1BA turnkey furnished villa with your own pri-
vate dock. Very nice water view, central location, con-
venient to everything. Covered parking. $142,500.
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT
4BR/4BA contemporary Island home. Tropical
setting with lush landscaping. Three decks, cathe-
dral ceilings, wet bar, wood floors, custom carpet-
ing, boat dock. $629,000.







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ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS
Were you satisfied with your seasonal rental income?
We will be glad to give you a rental income projection
on your property, just call us at 1-800-732-6434.

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Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $500 week / $1000 month
NEW LISTING 201 76th Street
Bright, cozy duplex, 2BR/1BA $1,800

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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love
seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129;
futons (sofa by day, bed at night) frame and mattress
$199; daybed (white with brass finials) including two
mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call
753-7118.

RESTAURANT CHAIRS for sale. Banquet-style,
stack chairs, upholstered, $5 each for up to 50 chairs.
Wood dining chairs, cane back, upholstered seat,
$25 each or $20 each for 20 or more. 80 chairs to-
tal. Call Chef/Owner Damon Presswood at Chez
Andre: 778-5320.

COMPUTER SYSTEM. Canon printer. 56K Pentium,
48MB RAM, new 156GB hard drive, free software,
free internet, free lessons. Guarantee. $499. 383-
5372.


ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday,
Thursday, 9:30am-2pm, Saturdays 9am-12pm.
Wednesday donations 9-11 am. 50% off sales room.
511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

YARD SALE SATURDAY Oct. 15, 8am-2pm. Four
families, furniture, books, toys, household items,
Corner of Rose and Jacaranda, Anna Maria.

ESTATE SALE SATURDAY Oct. 14, 9am-1 pm. Mov-
ing everything goes. Furniture, household goods.
428 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

SALE FRIDAY AND Saturday Oct. 13 & 14, 10am.
Pottery, teakwood, household. 103 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach.

YARD SALE SATURDAY Oct. 14, 8am-1 pm. Toddler
Car bed, household items, quality children's clothing,
lots more. 8102 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


ESTATE SALE FRIDAY-Sunday, Oct. 13-15, 8am-
3pm. Lots of antiques, collectibles, sterling and fash-
ion jewelry, bric-a-brac, household, clothes, furni-
ture, table and chairs, desk, typewriter and stand,
much miscellaneous. Everything half price Sunday.
209 Peacock Lane, Holmes Beach.


NOVENA TO ST. JUDE May the sacred heart of Jesus
be adored, glorified, loved and preserved now and for-
ever. Sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on us. St. Jude
worker of miracles pray for us. St. Jude helper of the
hopeless pray for us. Thank you St. Jude.

GENTLE SPIRITS REVIVAL Joshua Bible Institute.
Oct. 19, 20, 21, 9am-3pm daily. All women welcome!
Taught by Robbie Leech. For info call 778-9203. No
reservations, no cost. Island Baptist Church.

ATTENTION! Have you noticed the changes? A per-
sonal reading of your unique self may give you in-
sights. Ask for Art, 748-6198.

PSYCHIC BY THE BEACH every Sunday 12-5pm,
Bradenton Beach Hair Salon, 109 7th St. N. Alexandra,
941-794-1928, songsoftarot@earthlink.net.


CRITTER SITTER Five years in pet care, 21 years
as an Island resident. Tender loving care for your
pets with in-home visits. 778-6000.


FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.


OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For in-
formation call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.


P: REALTOR.
26 Years of Professional Service
BAYSHORE CONDO Age restricted, near shopping. $32,000.
PINEBROOK DORAL MODEL 2BR/2BA, golf course. $123,000.
DUPLEX 2,610 sq. ft. living area, 2BR/2BA and 2BR/1 BA, ga-
rage. $259,900.
TARA 2,504 sq.ft. living area, 3BR/2BA, pool, cathedral ceilings,
dream kitchen, overlooks golf course, class A membership. $289,000.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations, established over 35 years.
$39,000, OBO.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq.ft., three stores, 150 ft.
to bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
GULFVIEW LOT 100 by 90 ft., zoned C-2. $150,000.
RENTALS
VACATION, SUMMER AND 2001 SEASONAL
GULFFRONT Martinique 2/2 available, Gulf Sands 2/2
HOMES: 3BR with 2-3 baths, heated pools, some canalfront,
CALL US TO LIST YOUR PROPERTY FOR SALE.
WE'RE SELLING OUT OUR INVENTORY!
5508C MARINA DRIVE-- 778-0807 800-956-0807
tdy41 @aol.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


GULF FISHING, scuba, Egmont Key snorkel trips,
kayaking, waterfront vacation cottages with docks.
Reasonable rates, call Ocean Action (941) 794-
5780, www.divefish.com.

23 FT. BAYLINER Deckboat. 1996, biminis, 4.3L
Mere I/O, AM/FM, marine radio, depth, mooring cov-
ering, spl. flush system, excellent condition, two
props. $17,500. 778-2450.

SAILBOAT 19 FT. as is $500, OBO. Leave message
on machine 779-2123.

HL W
BOOKKEEPER/CUSTOMER SERVICE needed for
busy newspaper. Must have Excel and/or Lotus
computer skills. Fax, mail or drop-off resume to The
Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 34217.
Fax: 778-9392.

SOUS CHEF also cook, apprentice or trained and for
evening shift. Call 778-5320 for Chef Damon of Ooh
La La! (formerly Chez Andre) 778-5320.

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT position in local real
estate office. Real estate license required. Send re-
sume to P.O. Box 814, Anna Maria, FL 34216.

BUSSERS, BARTENDER, SERVERS part-time
dishwashers. Buccaneer Inn. 383-5565.

WAITRESS, BREAKFAST 8am-12 pm. or waitress/
housekeeping PT/FT. Harrington House Bed and
Breakfast 778-5444.

CUSTODIAN POSITION for Island church. Re-
sumes accepted at PO Box 247, Anna Maria, FL
34216.

NEED PERSON FOR housekeeping 30-32 hours
per week/ Group insurance/vacation/holidays.
Must be bondable and have own transportation to
Anna Maria. Call Pat 778-0755. EOE and drug-
free work place.



Hi! I'm Marianne
Norman-Ellis.
'F or any real estate needs,
i _ I am ready and eager
S- to serve you. Call me at
Mike Norman Realty
778-6696



DICK MAHER
AND'
DAVE JONES :
ISLAND SPECIALISTS i
V J,


Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.


2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BEACH, FL 34217
941 778-2246 800 211-2323


E mail: srealty4@tampabay.rr.com
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com


HAWTHORNE PARK, LAKEFRONT HOME
Expansive view of the lake from this 4BR/3BA
pool home with volume ceilings throughout. For-
mal areas plus den, family room, children's play-
room or office. This beautiful Oden-built home has
many extras, too many to mention in this ad. Call
to see this one today. $385,000. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
NEW LISTING VILLAGE GREEN CONDO
Tastefully decorated 2BR/2BA villa on secluded
street just steps to the pool. Open floor plan with
large master suite, vinyl enclosed lanai, family room
and double garage. Ceramic tile and carpeting, all
appliances and ceiling fans. Immediate possession.
$142,900. Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
Nous parlons francais
Mit uns koennen Sie deutsch reden
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SALES CLERK evenings and weekends. Apply:
Shell Land Gifts, 301 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton
Beach.

ISLAND HEALTH FOOD store needs part-time help
including Saturdays. Experience helpful, healthy
lifestyle a must. 778-5181.

LPNS/RNS needed to assist year-round resident
with spinal injury three to four hours in the morning
and weekend nights 10pm-10am. Help is needed
from 6:30pm-8:30pm with cooking and housekeep-
ing. 392-6953.

SECRETARY, PART to full time on Longboat Key.
Computer skills necessary, Ask for Al or Kate.
383-9775.

FULL TIME OFFICE assistant/bookkeeper needed
for busy church office. Friendly, easy-going
personality with working knowledge of bookkeep-
ing, computer and office machines. Top salary with
benefits. Send resume to: Office Manager, 6200
-Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key FL 34228 or fax
941-383-8574.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S own Acute Care Team,
(ACT) nurse wanted (CNA, Nurse, LPN) full time.
Home medical, retail experience a plus. Call 778-
2641 or fax 779-2291.







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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294

WONDERFUL FAMILY HOHE













with oak parquet floor, a lovely living/dining area with
custom wall and window treatments, formal entry foyer
filled with space and light and so much more! The over-
size master suite offers a large walk-in closet and the
expansive, high and dry lot offers several citrus trees
and plenty of room for a pool. Priced to sell at only
$224,000! What a great buy!
Visit our Website at www.betsyhills.com


LOOKING FOR RETIRED person who likes boats
and would like to sell them. Great atmosphere, hon-
est reputation. Captain John 's 792-2620.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
6247.



HOMECARE, COOK, ETC. I enjoy being with and help-
ing people. Five years experience, references available.
Available 1-4 days. 9am-2pm. Cery 798-9261.



MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
778-3222.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.






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VACATION
PROPERTIES, LLC

REAL ESTATE SALES AND RENTALS
ISLAND AND MAINLAND PROPERTIES
We're in need of properties
to sell and to manage.
If your property isn't getting the
attention it deserves or the income
you expect please call us.
We're friendly but we're serious!

Ann (Harmon) Caron
LIC. Real Estate Broker
Accredited Residential Manager
12 years of Anna Maria
Island Experience
P 3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
941 778-6849 800 778-9599
Fax: 941 779-1750
anncaron@ix.netcom.com
..... www.islandvacationproperties.com


ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!

LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
778-8473.

TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, shaping, remov-
als. Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree Service,
746-6678 or pager 252-3300.

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION now for season or
year round home cleaning service. Also handle com-
mercial accounts. References available. Call Katia,
J&J Cleaning Service, 756-5123.

HUSBAND FOR A DAY Odd jobs, even jobs, no jobs
to small. Licensed and insured. 778-2784.

WALL & CEILING REPAIR Water damaged drywall,
hand and spray texture, professional painting. Reli-
able over 20 years experience. Fred 752-7758, cell
545-6141.

JACK-OF-ALL-TRADES handyman. Free estimates!
Carpentry, electric, plumbing, roofing, masonry, re-
pairs and pressure washing. Call Jack at 721-1958.


















This breathtaking view is yours with con-
struction of your Gulffront retreat! In private
residential area of Anna Maria you can build
a NEW home for price older homes are sell-
ing for in same area. A platted lot ready to
build! Reduced! $865,000.




since 44
a, 1957
MARIE LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


Advertising works fast in The Islander.





i (941) 748-6300 Licensed Real Estate Broker


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DRAMATIC CONTEMPORARY HOME on
Anna Maria Island. Captivating Gulfview from
this custom-designed home by renowned ar-
chitect Gene Leedy. Just steps to white sandy
beaches of the Gulf. $999,000. Sandy Drapala
749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. 44232

WATERFRONT
ENJOY SOME OF LIFE'S FINEST PLEA-
SURES. 4 +/- acres of estate grounds sloping
to 31 ft. of Manatee River frontage. One of the
largest parcels on the river. 13 rooms offering
6,000 +/- sq.ft. $3,300,000. Sandy Drapala
749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. 45412
BOATING WATERFRONT COMMUNITY.
Homesite on bay with private slip in protected
boat basin. Good access to the Gulf and
Intracoastal. $219,000. Don Lewis 746-3200.
44722


THE VIEWS LOOKING towards Sarasota are
breathtaking. Elegant homes in guarded com-
munity on Sarasota Bay. Enjoy the security,
solitude and beauty of Tidy Island. Excellent
value. Priced from $189,000. Bob and Penny
Hall 749-5981. 40998

MAINLAND
TREASURED Northwest Bradenton home
close to beaches, shopping and schools. Stone
fireplace, bonus room, upgraded flooring. Re-
duced. $174,900. Cindy Pierro 252-0771.
45651
HISTORIC STONE ESTATE with 3 guest apart-
ments, 2 in carriage house and 1 in separate
bungalow. Totally updated, lovingly resorted
hardwood and pine floors. Nestled on 1/3 acre
with pool. $359,000. Ruth Lawler 856-0396 or
Cindy Greco 794-2714. 45219


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
awn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
vr' We Monitor Irrigation Systems
service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983

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Check ou- preferences:
"Qualitry work at a reasonable price.
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900




Free Estimates Fully Insured Llc.#MC00105
SPECIALIZING IN BOATLIFTS, DOCKS AND SEAWALLS
792-5685 Fax 795-4329

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
S Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
lll.ll Replacement Doors and Windows
,"- Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755



Water Damaged Drywall Hand & Spray Texture
PROFESSIONAL PAINTING
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20-years experience
Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141 SM

Get It Together Inc
Need Organization? I can help!
Cheaper than therapy and a lot more fun.
Home Office Confidential
Edie Force, Major Organizer, 778-7916


AFFORDABLE WEDDING
PHOTOGRAPHY
Karly
Carlson
PHOTOGRAPHY
Beach Portraits
Custom Framing
By appointment only
778-4365


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subscribe. Visit us Nt
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Dries Fast! In hours ... not days!
CALL 778-2882
* * * i "- CLIP AND SAVE"-" ** *

SWATEIIIMIN( RESTRICTIONS
Rules in effect for Manatee County:
>- Lawn and landscape watering is limited to
one day a week.
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A -
. M): Tuesday.
S> Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N -
Z): Sunday.
S. > Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4
Sp.m. Irrigation with treated waste water allowed
S:ny time.)
> Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as
long as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-
Soff nozzle. (Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
S> Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is
allowed for ten minutes daily.
*- Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is
0 0
Permitted any clay.
S Questions or comments? Call the South-
. west Florida Water Management District
(Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.


IS ANDER.C ASSFID


WOODWORKER Thirty years craftsman experi-
ence. Interior/exterior doors, stairs, windows, trim.
Have sawmill, will travel. 745-1043. Dan Michael,
Master Carpenter.

MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in construc-
tion trades. "I'm handy to have around." 778-1022.

WALL & CEILING REPAIR. Drywall, texture, paint,
tiling, all handyman work. Call Fred, Monday-Satur-
day 10am-6pmr at 752-7758 or mobile 545-6141.

QUALITY CARPENTRY and repairs. Call 795-1947.

THE GIRLS residential cleaning experts! Weekly, bi-
weekly or one time cleaning. References available.
778-1924.

SCREENS, WINDOWS AND REPAIR. Board ups
and hurricane panels. Call Greg Gettinger Glass
725-1257 or 736-5718.

CLEANING SERVICE Weekly, bi-weekly, residen-
tial. Experienced, professional cleaning gal. Attention
paid to detail. Local references. 779-2625

TAXI On the Island for the Island. $1.50 to get in,
$1.50 per mile. Cheerful, clean service 7am-2am, 7
days. Island Transportation, 737-0336.

TUTOR GRADES 4-9. Learn math through under-
standing and problem solving, reading comprehen-
sion and vocabulary and study skills. Call George
792-7377.

PUT YOUR HOUSEWORK in our hands. Top-to-
bottom residential and commercial cleaning guaran-
teed. Call Laureen or John at L&J Supreme Klean.
753-6843.

MAID FOR YOU: Residential cleaning. Weekly and
bi-weekly schedules now available. Reasonable
rates, reliable and dependable service, references
available. Sit back, relax and let me do your dirty
work! Call today for a free estimate. 792-7613 or 504-
9426.



JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
778-5294.

FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
Bannigan, 794-6971.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.

DEPENDABLE LAWN CARE Reasonable rates, free
estimates. Call Jason 761-4547.



PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees.
Irrigation and pest control service. Everything Under
the Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. 778-4441.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $27 a yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at 779-1529.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING SERVICE, com-
plete installations and maintenance, specializing in
aquatic landscapes. Full delivery service for rock,
shell, mulch, etc. 727-5066.


CARL V. JOHNSON Jri. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions and design service.
Free estimates and fair prices. Time and materials
or contract. Let me save you $$$. Lic#RR0066450.
Call 795-1947.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic#
CRC 035261.

INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-four year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.

ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/paper services: Interior/
exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpaper.
For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates call
Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.


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available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner
and operator, 729-0619.

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125,
#RG0058589, #PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.

PROTECT YOUR MOST valuable possession; your
home. Contact WINDOW SHADES. BLINDS, shut-
ters and more by Hunter Douglas and other major
manufactures. Lifetime warranty. Call Island resident
Keith Barnett for a free in-home consultation. Many
Island references, 15 yrs. experience. 941-778-3526
or 730-0516.

ABOVE AVERAGE CARPET care. Carpet and up-
holstery steam cleaned, free estimates, insured, ref-
erences available. 24-hour emergency water re-
moval. Please call 794-5114.

THE ANSWER TO your home improvement needs.
Painting, custom finishes, texturing, trim. Door hang-
ing, cabinet installations, ceramic tiling, light remod-
eling and repairs. Call A to Z Interior Finishings 941-
792-4761.


WATERFRONT COTTAGE with dock. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful view, breezy quiet area. No pets,
non smoking. Priced from $700 month, $350 week.
941-794-5980.

ANNUAL RENTALS, SEVERAL to choose from. Big
ones, small ones and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.

BEACH RENTALS: Private beach, walk to every-
thing, new kitchens. Bikes, grills, chairs. $375 to
$675 week, $995 to $1,950 month. Phone 778-4523
or 1-800-977-0803.

ANNA MARIA 3BR/2.5BA, one-half block to beach,
washer/dryer, microwave, utilities, cable, no pets, no
smokers. Winter only. $2,700 month plus security.
Three-month minimum. 863-646-9233.

2BR DUPLEX ON Anna Maria Island near Commu-
nity Center. Annual lease $750 mo. First, last, secu-
rity. 792-8817.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment. Good loca-
tion. Annual. First, last, security. $700 mo. 795-7805.

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach, $350 per week. Fall and winter dates
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.

SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 3BR/3BA townhouse.
Beautiful decor with pool, garage, and all amenities.
Walk to beach and shops. 941-778-0167,
www.annamariaislandtownhome.com.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL rental. 2BR/2.5BA
townhouse with washer/dryer, covered parking, par-
tial Gulfview, pool. $1,075 monthly, across from
beach. Owner 792-6029 or 730-4061.


SEASONAL RENTALS 2BR/2BA furnished on canal.
401 28th St., Holmes Beach. $2800, January 2001;
3BR/2BA Jan., Feb., March. #21 North Beach Village.
$2,800 per month. Excalibur Realty, Inc. 792-5566.

PANORAMIC VIEW of 3 bridges from every room. 1
and 2 bedrooms, fully furnished, ground floor, small
quiet complex. No smoking/pets. Steps to beach.
Available now thru Dec. and season. 778-7107.

FALL ACCOMMODATIONS SPECIAL. Efficiency
(cooking) units. One person $200/week; Two people
$250/week. $25 deposit. Larger units available. Ends
Dec. 15. Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive. 778-5405.

HOLMES BEACH Pirates Den 2BR apartments.
Stones throw to beach. Heated pool. Available until
Dec. 30, $500/week. Very Clean. 778-4368.

ANNUAL GROUND LEVEL duplex, Holmes Beach,
2BR/1BA, plus lanai. Unfurnished, steps to beach.
$775/month, security. No smokers/pets. Available
November. 778-7665.

BEACH RENTAL 2BR/1BA completely furnished,
one house from beach. No pets. Available until Dec.
15. Minimum 2 weeks. 813-689-0925.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, screened
sunroom, A/C, washer/dryer. Raised, elevated, cov-
ered parking. Two blocks from beach. $875/month.
778-8408 or cell 730-6556.

SEASONAL RENTAL five 1BR and 2BR, Gulfview
units, steps to white sandy beaches. Available Jan.-
April. 761-9259.

631 FOXWORTH LANE one of Key Royale's finest
3BR/3.5BA on 263 ft. of deep-water canal on raised
nine-foot lot lined with palm trees. $895,000. 778-7837.

ANNUAL RENTAL Spacious 2BR/2BA unfurnished
canal home. Beautiful view of Anna Maria Sound!
First, last and $500 security. No pets. $1100/mo. plus
utilities. Anna Maria Realty 778-2259.
HOLMES BEACH Lovely stilted duplex, 2BR/2BA,
light and bright. Screened lanai. Lease, $775/month.
795-3838.

SUMMER SPECIAL 1 BR/2BA fully equipped apart-
ment, steps to beach, Anna Maria Island. Pets wel-
come. $298/week, $998/month. 778-1098.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/1BA triplex apartment,
washer/dryer hook-ups $695/month; 2BR/2BA du-
plex apartment nicely refurbished, great Island loca-
tion $725/month; 2BR/1BA updated duplex on the
bay, includes basic utilities $1375/month. Seasonal
rentals great selection of seasonal rentals available
on and off the Island. Call Wagner Realty 778-2246.

WATERFRONT 1 BR/1 BA apartment furnished. Very
clean, comfortable and peaceful. Annual $675, sea-
sonal $1,050. No pets. 778-1086.

ANNA MARIA DUPLEX available December. Furnished
2BR/1BA, garage, lanai, patio, washer/dryer. $425/week,
$1,275/month. Utilities, cable included. 778-8456.


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ROOMMATE WANTED 2BR/1.5BA cottage across
the street from beach. Large porch, private yard. All
amenities. $600 mo. including utilities. Available im-
mediately. 778-8378..


CANAL HOME no bridges, one block walk to beach. 1,410
sq. ft., one-car garage. $300,000.226 Chilson, Anna Maria.
S. Thomas/Smith Associates. 813-220-1269.

SALE BY OWNER Playa Encantada, 6006 Gulf
Drive. 2BR/2BA, Gulfview, new construction, unfur-
nished, top floor, elevator. $340,000. For appoint-
ment call 794-5236.


703 FERN STREET $250,000. 3BR/2BA, total reno-
vation 1994. Adorable and furnished, between Bean
Point and Rod and Reel Pier. S. Thomas/Realtor,
Owner. 1-813-220-1269.

INVESTORS DON'T MISS this one! Two side-by-
side Gulfview duplexes on separate R-3 zoned lots.
Great rental history. Two units being sold turnkey
furnished. Walk across street to beach. 1105 and
1107 Gulf Dr. N. $469,000. 761-9259.

WESTBAY POINT & Moorings 2BR/2BA, great wa-
ter view of Watson's Bayou with private boat dock
and covered parking. Call Dick or Dave at A Paradise
Realty 778-4800. $215,000.


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ELEGANT CANALFRONT HOME in
Anna Maria featured in the 1998 island
"Tour of Homes". Island living at its finest.
$599,900. MLS#46803.


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SPACIOUS CANAL HOME with direct ac-
cess to bay and Gulf. 3BR/2.5BA. This
home offers large rooms, nice floor plan,
boat dock and patio. Easy care Island living
at its best! $340,000. MLS#46352




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LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!
Under total renovation canal front 4BR/
3BA Island home on large (100 by 117 ft.)
lot with pool and boat dock. Brand new two-
car garage. Perfect for boating families! Act
now and pick your carpet, tile and paint col-
ors! $589,000. MLS#44469.


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BEACH! Fantastic sunsets! 4BR/3BA and
3BR/2.5BA units. Sea walled built like a
fortress! One of a kind. $1,150,000.
MLS#45826


BUSINESS ONLY Reap your own rewards!
High quality gift shop located in prestige mall
in Holmes Beach. Gifts include collectibles,
greeting cards, Ty products and much more.
Attractively priced, many repeat customers.
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tiful 2BR/3BA plus den with solar heated
pool. Graciously appointed with 10 ft. ceil-
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floors, Mexican tile and lush landscaping!
$369.000. MLS#43836.


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WATERFRONT HOME for just $229,000! Remod-
eled 2BR/2.5BA, two-car garage, boat dock. Great
yard with palms and fruit trees. Hurry or it will be sold.
761-9259.

FOR SALE condo near City Pier. $120,000, firm.
941-778-5486. BOXBOXBOX
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GULF BEACH PLACE Spacious BRADENTON BEACH TRIPLEX
2BR/2BA modern unit. Quiet residen- Three 1BR apartments. This is a handy-
tial setting, 50 steps to beach. Great man special! All offers will be presented.
rental. Dave Vande Vrede 779-2223. Dick Maher 778-6791 or Dave Jones
$239,900. MLS#70567 761-4138. $164,900. MLS 70245


JUST A BLOCK from the beach. Re-
cently updated 2BR Island home. New
kitchen, new bath, vanity and tile. New
Mexican tile floors, new A/C and duct
work, new ceiling fans in every room.
$195,000. Dennis Rauschl 778-4800,
725-3934 anytime.


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One block to beaches. One cottage, plus
a fourplex. Cottage is 2BR/1BA. Each
unit in fourplex is 1BR/1BA. All annual
tenants, but could be seasonal.
$399,900. Ed Oliveira 778-4800. Any-
time 778-1199. MLS#41886.


Island lot: Commercial or duplex zoning. Call Lynn Hostetler 720-5876. $149,900

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5500 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
941-779-2580


723 Key Royale Dr. North Point Harbour.
Incredible panoramic view of Tampa Bay and
Skyway Bridge. 128 ft. of seawalled Bayfront
beauty. 3 bedrooms (two master suites) and 3.5
baths. Gourmet kitchen, dock and boat lift.
$1,085,000.
720 Key Royale Dr. North Point Harbour.
Under construction. 5BR/3.5BA, formal dining
room, library (office), deep-water seawalled
canal access to Tampa Bay. Still time to pick
your colors. $995,000.
VACANT LOTS
201 Spring Ave., Anna Maria $125,000.
808 North Shore Dr., Gulfview. $300,000.


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HAWTHORN PARK Fantastic 4BR with den and
family room. Enjoy the pool and cheerful kitchen.
Dramatic two-story family room. $279,900. Nancy
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and possibilities. 4.8 acres commercial and 2.5
acres residential. $319,900. Chard Winheim
778-2261. MLS#42065


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Budapest, Hungary Indianapolis, IN Bradenton, FL


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$169,000 NW Bradenton Palma Sola,
bayfront lot, Rose Schnoerr.
$399,500 Bay Harbor, Anna Maria,
Rose Schnoerr.


ANNUAL UNFURNISHED RENTALS
Bradenton Beach 1/1 duplex, includes
water, $600.
Holmes Beach 3/2 home, fenced yard with
pool -$1,500.
Smuggler's Landing Large 3/2 condo,
pool/tennis, $1,500.
SEASONAL RENTALS AVAILABLE
Call Missy Laps 778-9611
Toll Free 1-877-651-0123


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Buffalo. NY Cleveland. OH Middletown. OH


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owners, retiree or investor! Beautiful lake behind
this updated 2BR/2BA unit. Leased. $110,000.
Doug Newcomer 778-2261. MLS#70153


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GREAT ISLAND LOCATION. Five separate of-
fices separate meters and A/C. Recent up-
grades. In mint condition. $280,000. Bobye
Chasey 778-2261. MLS#35803


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Missouri Kansas City, MO Ohio Monroe. NY
Republic of Panama


GULFVIEW DUPLEX 214 Fir, Anna Maria
City. 3BR/2BA each side. Turnkey fur-
nished. On dead-end street. $539,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
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